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Low-Cost, Hydrogen-Powered Forklifts with Rapid Refueling, Zero Emissions Coming Soon

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Zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell systems soon could be powering the forklifts used in warehouses and other industrial settings at lower costs and with faster refueling times than ever before, courtesy of a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories and Hawaii Hydrogen Carriers (HHC).

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Making Dams Safer for Fish Around the World

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The pressure changes that many fish experience when they travel through the turbulent waters near a dam can seriously injure or kill the fish. Scientists from around the world, including areas like Southeast Asia and Brazil where huge dams are planned or under construction, are working together to protect fish from the phenomenon, known as barotrauma.

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Study Pegs Fuel Economy Costs of Common Practices

People who pack their cars and drive like Clark Griswold in National Lampoon’s “Vacation” pay a steep penalty when it comes to fuel economy.

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Organic Solar Cells More Efficient With Molecules Face-to-Face

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New research from North Carolina State University and UNC-Chapel Hill reveals that energy is transferred more efficiently inside of complex, three-dimensional organic solar cells when the donor molecules align face-on, rather than edge-on, relative to the acceptor.

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China’s Ocean Energy Push Comes with a High Price

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Russia Sanctions and Natural Gas: Newswise Reporter Expert Request

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Engineered Bacteria Produce Biofuel Alternative for High-Energy Rocket Fuel

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Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace high-energy fuels, such as JP-10, in missiles and other aerospace applications.

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Researcher: Study on Element Could Change Ballgame on Radioactive Waste

Groundbreaking work by a team of chemists on a fringe element of the periodic table could change how the world stores radioactive waste and recycles fuel.

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New Way to Make Biodiesel Creates Less Waste From Alligator, and Likely Other Animal Fats

Animal fat from chicken, pork, beef and even alligators could give an economical, ecofriendly boost to the biofuel industry, according to researchers who reported a new method for biofuel production here today. The report, following up on their earlier study on the potential use of gator fat as a source of biodiesel fuel, was part of the 247th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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Toward ‘Vanishing’ Electronics and Unlocking Nanomaterials’ Power Potential

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Brain sensors and electronic tags that dissolve. Boosting the potential of renewable energy sources. These are examples of the latest research from two pioneering scientists selected as this year’s Kavli lecturers at the 247th National Meeting & Exposition of the American Chemical Society, the world’s largest scientific society.

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