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Picosecond electron transfer in peptides can help energy technologies

(University of California – Riverside) An international team of researchers led by UC Riverside has observed picosecond charge transfer mediated by hydrogen bonds in peptides. A picosecond is one trillionth of a second. As short-chain analogs of proteins, crucially important building blocks of living organisms, peptides are chains of chemically linked amino acids. The discovery shows the role of hydrogen bonds in electron transfer.

Global Warming Solutions, Inc. Announces Novel Patent Filing for Sodium-Ion Battery Technology – Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal

Temecula, CA, March 30, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Global Warming Solutions, Inc., (OTC MARKETS: “GWSO”), a worldwide developer of technologies that help mitigate Global Warming and its effects on the Planet announces the filing of its novel “Patent” for “Sodium-Ion…

SF6: The Little Gas That Could… Make Global Warming Worse – Forbes

“Chemical Splash series. Composition of chemical icons, fractal graphics and design elements on the … [+] subject of chemistry, biology, pharmacology and modern science” getty Diego De La Fuente, Rachel A. Meidl and Michelle Michot Foss As interest grows in…

Big breakthrough for ‘massless’ energy storage

(Chalmers University of Technology) Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology have produced a structural battery that performs ten times better than all previous versions. It contains carbon fibre that serves simultaneously as an electrode, conductor, and load-bearing material. Their latest research breakthrough paves the way for essentially ‘massless’ energy storage in vehicles and other technology.

Better batteries start with basics — and a big computer

(University of Cincinnati) UC chemistry professor and department head Thomas Beck and UC graduate student Andrew Eisenhart ran quantum simulations to understand glycerol carbonate, a compound used in biodiesel and as a common solvent.

Unveiling smart buoys for marine environment monitoring!

(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) South Korea’s Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) partners with KIOST and KLabs Inc. to create prototypes of seawater battery-based smart buoys.

Is it worth investing in solar PV with batteries at home?

(International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis) Solar energy is a clean, renewable source of electricity that could potentially play a significant part in fulfilling the world’s energy requirements, but there are still some challenges to fully capitalizing on this potential. Researchers looked into some of the issues that hamper the uptake of solar energy and proposed different policies to encourage the use of this technology.

Roper: Global warming is complicated – Roanoke Times

{{featured_button_text}} L. David Roper L. David Roper Global warming has some complicated feedbacks that mostly increase the average global warming. (Note that I use “global warming” rather than “climate change” to denote the direction of the current climate change for…