Yearly Archives: 2013

Israeli-Chicago plan to study water shortages touted

By Stacy St. Clair, Chicago Tribune — A research initiative between the University of Chicago and Israel’s Ben-Gurion University of the Negev enjoyed some rare political star power Sunday, as both Israeli President Shimon Peres and Mayor Rahm Emanuel attended … Read More »

GreenButton™ to offer GridFTP support for CloudSync

Marketwired — GreenButton™, the leading provider of computer-intensive and integrated on-demand cloud solutions, today announced it will offer GridFTP support for CloudSync, which provides a seamless way to synchronize an organization’s data to the cloud so that it can be … Read More »

Questions rise about seeding for ocean CO2 sequestration

A new study on the feeding habits of ocean microbes calls into question the potential use of algal blooms to trap carbon dioxide and offset rising global levels. These blooms contain iron-eating microscopic phytoplankton that absorb CO2 from the air … Read More »

Rare-earth europium nanocrystals never seen before could revolutionize huge LED market

By Mark Hoffman, Science World Report — Newly discovered minuscule nanocrystals that glow different colors may be the missing  ingredient for white LED lighting that illuminates homes and offices as  effectively as natural sunlight, and thus provide a boost to … Read More »

Scientists growing new crystals to make LED lights useful for office, home

LEDs that emit a broad spectrum of warm white light on par with sunlight has proven tricky By Michael Cooney, Network World — When to comes to offering warm yet visually efficient lighting, LEDs have a long way to go.  … Read More »

EcoCAR 2 competition announces year two winner: Penn State University

15 Student Teams Test Drive Eco-Engineered Vehicles on GM Desert Proving Ground — EcoCAR 2: Plugging In to the Future today named Pennsylvania State University its Year Two winner at the EcoCAR 2013 Competition in San Diego. The 15 … Read More »

Argonne presented with USGBC-IL award

On May 23, Argonne received the U.S. Green Building Council – Illinois Chapter’s Intent to Matter award in the Outstanding Large Organization category. The award recognizes an organization that has made significant strides to reduce its environmental footprint or improve the … Read More »

Project is examining biomass farm viability

By Tom Doran, AgriNews — A unique large-scale and diverse research farm has literally returned to its roots. The Prairie Farm project, located on a square-mile section south of Brookings, South Dakota, is demonstrating how smaller farms can make a … Read More »

Graphene layers reduce wear and friction on sliding steel surfaces

ASM International — Scientists at Argonne National Laboratory, Lemont, Ill., discovered that they could substitute one-atom-thick graphene layers for oil-based lubricants on sliding steel surfaces, enabling a dramatic reduction in the amount of wear and friction. New studies led by Argonne … Read More »

New report outlines corn ethanol’s ever-improving GHG reduction benefits

By Brian Allmer, BARN OnAir and OnLine — Ethanol not only reduces greenhouse gas emissions compared to petroleum but continues to steadily improve upon the levels at which it does so, according to a report released by Dr. Steffen Mueller … Read More »