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2013-06-18 13:03:25

A single advanced building control now in development could slash 18 percent – tens of thousands of dollars – off the overall annual energy bill of the average large office building, with no loss of comfort.

2013-06-11 23:23:22

A team of students who worked with Caltech’s Resnick Sustainability Institute have won second place in the western finals of a recent DOE (Department of Energy) business plan competition.

'Popcorn' Particle Pathways Could Lead To Better Lithium-ion Batteries
2013-06-11 11:16:03

Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories have confirmed the particle-by-particle mechanism by which lithium ions move in and out of electrodes made of lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4, or LFP), findings that could lead to better performance in lithium-ion batteries in electric vehicles, medical equipment and aircraft.

2013-05-28 11:30:47

For the first time, researchers have found a particular kind of molecular switch in the food poisoning bacteria Salmonella Typhimurium under infection-like conditions.

2013-05-08 17:55:26

Enzymes could break down cell walls faster – leading to less expensive biofuels for transportation – if two enzyme systems are brought together in an industrial setting.


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