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Futurity

Futurity

Contributor since: 13 Jul 2012

Futurity

Futurity covers research news from the top universities in the US, UK, Canada and Australia

Latest articles from Futurity

  • Energy Efficiency Adds Value To Home Prices

    Published 10 June 2018 | viewed 9,077 times

    People are willing to pay a premium for energy-efficient homes, according to new research. Georgia Warren-Myers, a property lecturer at the University of Melbourne and…

  • How Carbon Capture Can Be Profitable

    Published 26 April 2018 | viewed 13,330 times

    A new discovery offers hope for cost-effective carbon capture and sequestration (CCS). Although considered critical to avoiding catastrophic global warming, scientists have questioned the feasibility…

  • How To Avoid Blackouts Using 100% Renewable Energy

    Published 18 February 2018 | viewed 12,655 times

    Researchers have proposed three different methods for providing consistent power in 139 countries using 100 percent renewable energy. The inconsistencies of power produced by wind,…

  • Research Unveils New Promising Biofuel

    Published 09 December 2017 | viewed 27,269 times

    New research indicates that poplar trees could be an economically viable biofuel material. In the quest to produce affordable biofuels, poplars are one of the…

  • Overcoming Wind Energy’s Biggest Obstacle

    Published 22 November 2017 | viewed 22,244 times

    Vertical axis wind turbines, which may have fewer effects on birds and nearby people, could increase public support for new wind energy installations, new research…

  • This Solar Cell Transformation Will Make Self-Driving Cars Safer

    Published 07 October 2017 | viewed 11,186 times

    Engineers working to make solar cells more cost effective ended up finding a method for making sonar-like collision avoidance systems in self-driving cars. The twin…

  • Is This The Missing Link In Lithium Batteries?

    Published 05 October 2017 | viewed 15,900 times

    Lithium batteries made with asphalt could charge 10 to 20 times faster than the commercial lithium-ion batteries currently available. The researchers developed anodes comprising porous…

  • Is This The Future Of Electricity?

    Published 05 August 2017 | viewed 13,008 times

    Scientists have turned wood into an electrical conductor by making its surface graphene. Chemist James Tour of Rice University and his colleagues used a laser…

  • New Solar Tech Produces 50% More Energy Than Silicon Cells

    Published 20 July 2017 | viewed 42,788 times

    Researchers have created a concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) system with embedded microtracking that is capable of producing 50 percent more energy per day than the standard…

  • New Nano Light Detector Could Change Solar Panels Forever

    Published 16 July 2017 | viewed 48,299 times

    In today’s increasingly powerful electronics, tiny materials are a must as manufacturers seek to increase performance without adding bulk. Smaller is also better for optoelectronic…

  • The Newest Wind Energy Innovation: Flappy Leaves On Fake Trees

    Published 04 February 2017 | viewed 17,106 times

    A new device mimics the branches and leaves of a cottonwood tree and generates electricity when its artificial leaves sway in the wind. The concept…

  • Latest Jet Fuel Research Could Save Many Lives

    Published 06 October 2015 | viewed 3,550 times

    A new polymer added to jet fuel can reduce the chance of an explosion after a crash. Recent tests show that it improves safety without…

  • New Research Says Social Cost Of Climate Change Much Higher Than Thought

    Published 15 January 2015 | viewed 5,946 times

    The economic damage or “social cost” of a ton of carbon dioxide emissions could actually be six times higher than the value the United States…

  • 10 U.S. Cities Most At Risk From Power Outages

    Published 16 December 2014 | viewed 17,005 times

      More intense future hurricanes powered by warming global temperatures will significantly increase power blackouts for some major US cities, researchers predict. Engineers created a…

  • Fusion Power Race Heats Up

    Published 20 October 2014 | viewed 5,656 times

    "Right now, this design has the greatest potential of producing economical fusion power of any current concept," says Thomas Jarboe. (Credit: University of Washington) Fusion…

  • How Oil Platforms Increase Fish Populations

    Published 16 October 2014 | viewed 7,439 times

    Oil platforms off the coast of Southern California create a fertile breeding ground for fish, producing 10 times more fish weight than conventional marine habitats…

  • Global Investment In Public Transport Could Save $100 Trillion Before 2050

    Published 20 September 2014 | viewed 5,468 times

    Expanding public transportation, walking, and biking in cities could save more than $100 trillion in public and private spending between now and 2050.A new report…

  • BP May Owe Anglers $585 Million After Oil Spill

    Published 10 September 2014 | viewed 24,054 times

    People who fish recreationally in the Gulf of Mexico may be entitled to up $585 million in compensation due to lost fishing opportunities following the…

  • Is Foam About To Transform The Oil Recovery Business?

    Published 19 August 2014 | viewed 11,329 times

    The best way to get oil out of the ground may be to pump in foam.Scientists pumped foam into an experimental rig that mimicked the…

  • Coral Damage From BP Oil Spill Is Worse Than We Thought

    Published 02 August 2014 | viewed 5,918 times

    Damage to coral reefs from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico was even more far-reaching than originally believed.Because the oil…

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