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Engineering researcher receives EPSCoR grant for electrocatalysis work

(University of Arkansas) University of Arkansas engineering professor Lauren Greenlee received a $750,000 award from the Department of Energy to investigate the chemical and electronic structure of iron and oxygen atoms. The research will improve battery materials, water electrolysis for hydrogen production, polymer recycling and water treatment.

Stable catalysts for new energy

Looking for the perfect catalyst is not only about finding the right material, but also about its orientation. Depending on the direction in which a crystal is cut and which of its atoms it thus presents to the outside world on its surface, its behavior can change dramatically.

Moving wind turbine blades toward recyclability

A new material for wind blades that can be recycled could transform the wind industry, rendering renewable energy more sustainable than ever before while lowering costs in the process. Researchers demonstrated the feasibility of thermoplastic resin by manufacturing a 9-meter-long wind turbine blade using this novel resin.

Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK secure business investment from Innovate UK

(Cranfield University) Cranfield University and EGB Engineering UK have been successful in securing co-funding from the UK’s innovation agency, Innovate UK, for industrial research into low-carbon renewable heating and cooling systems to decarbonise buildings.

Vaccine Alliance Raises $2 Billion to Buy COVID Shots for Poor Nations

A group that since 2020 has protected half the world’s children against some of the deadliest diseases has announced new donations for its fund that aims to protect the world’s adults against the new coronavirus pandemic. Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance says it received $360 million from the European Commission, France, Spain, The Republic of Korea, […]

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Scientists discover secret to superbug’s virulence in diabetic infections

(University of Pittsburgh) The bodies of people with uncontrolled diabetes appear to be the perfect environment for a common type of superbug to thrive unchecked and do its worst damage, according to new research reported today in Science Advances. Staphylococcus aureus — a bacteria that is often resistant to antibiotics — thrives in glucose-rich diabetic conditions, which trigger it to activate some of its most virulent features. A lack of insulin prevents the immune system from responding to the infection.