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Capturing conversion

Heat turns banana and orange peel into energy-rich material. Renewable energy can be stored in heated carbon blocks. Now, a research team at MIT...

High-performing imitation

Using the human body as a model for electronic inventions isn’t restricted to the field of data storage. Now, a research team from Washington...

Reductive reaction

This food seemingly appears out of thin air. Alongside CO2, methane is a significant factor in global warming. Now, a Californian company has finalised...

Enhanced welfare

Recently, an unusual album stormed the Australian charts. Now, an international research team has been focusing their attention on a species which, according to...

Magic shed

Space debris could be cleaned and radioactive uranium removed from water. Solar modules - especially in the desert - need to be dusted regularly...

Rational reaction

There are ‘sweet solutions’ for rare earths. Bacteria, meanwhile, can be used to break down metals. Now, a research team at Northwestern University is...

Clean solution

France decided to reduce waste from electronic devices. Rare earths are crucial components, but hard to recycle sustainably. Now, an Iranian research team is...

Illuminating reaction

Tamarind peel helps generate power. With their high energy density, supercapacitors play a crucial role in solar-thermics as they can store large quantities of...

Productive flexibility

Our heart can power a pacemaker and body heat fitness trackers. Why not use wasted heat from warm water pipes in a similar way?...

Transparent assessment

It’s possible to detect skin cancer using your mobile. For women, however, breast cancer remains the most common type. A research team at Duke...

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