Due to the obvious nanostructures generated by fatty acids as they spread, organic aerosols—such as those emitted in cooking—can linger in the atmosphere for several days.
A research project aimed at bringing a truly circular economy one step closer, has received a £1.2 million research grant from the Engineering and Physical Science Research Council (EPSRC).
First Light Fusion (First Light), the University of Oxford fusion spin-out, today confirms it has achieved fusion. The UK Atomic Energy Authority (UKAEA) has independently validated the result.
Anthropogenic emissions of carbon dioxide bring a series of climatic and environmental problems including global warming. Artificially upcycling of carbon dioxide into value-added fuels and chemicals, powered by "green electricity" of renewable energy, provides an elegant route to close the anthropogenic carbon cycle.
An innovative approach could turn nanoparticles into simple reservoirs for storing hydrogen. The highly volatile gas is considered a promising energy carrier for the future, which could provide climate-friendly fuels for airplanes, ships and lorries, for example, as well as allowing climate-friendly steel and cement production – depending on how the hydrogen gas is generated.
Toyota’s European Kenshiki forum this week reveals new electrified and performance models set for launch during the coming year and showcases the company’s research into advanced hydrogen technologies.
In pursuit of batteries that deliver more power and operate more safely, researchers are working to replace the liquids commonly used in today's lithium ion batteries with solid materials.
A new study published today in the journal Environmental Science & Technology finds that exposing certain nanomaterials to light can influence their environmental transformation, fate and, ultimately, their toxicity.
Shells of tamarind, a tropical fruit consumed worldwide, are discarded during food production.
One of the leading thinkers in nano-science has called on the energy materials community to help finally put an end to the world's reliance on fossil fuels.