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By Faye Oney / October 10, 2018

Metal organic frameworks for converting carbon dioxide to useful chemicals, wind farms might heat up the planet, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 10, 2018.

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Video: Green energy shows its beautiful side with laser light show

By Stephanie Liverani / March 16, 2016

Take a trip to the Eneco wind farm in Zeeland (in the Netherlands) and you’ll find an artistic take on the traditional turbine farm. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed “Windlicht” (or “Windlight”) to showcase the beauty of clean energy.

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Thinking outside the windmill: Innovative tree-like structures turn vibrations into energy

By Stephanie Liverani / February 2, 2016

A project at Ohio State University is testing a new tool that resembles a tree-like structure for harvesting energy that uses vibrations from wind, traffic on a bridge, and even seismic activity to generate power.

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Power shift: Three clean energy trends we saw in 2015 thanks to materials science

By Stephanie Liverani / December 29, 2015

Materials science has been and will continue to be at the forefront of clean energy innovations. In 2015, we reported on three major clean energy trends thanks to advanced materials and engineering.

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‘Slow wind’ power—a new way to think about energy efficiency

By Stephanie Liverani / May 22, 2015

Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, and harnessing it is one of the cleanest, most sustainable ways to generate energy. But, how windy does it really need to be to generate substantial power?

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Building stronger, taller towers of clean energy with high-strength concrete technology

By Jessica McMathis / December 11, 2014

The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 13, 2014

Liquid crystal skin monitors, textile welding for Navy uniforms, wind turbines to control hurricanes, novel nanoparticle synthesis, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 13, 2014.

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Ceramics and glass business news of the week

By Eileen De Guire / March 29, 2013

Thermo-Calc Software releases new version of its computational thermodynamics software Thermo-Calc Software AB announced the release of Thermo-Calc 3.0, which constitutes the third generation of its popular computational thermodynamics software. Thermo-Calc is a powerful software package used to perform thermodynamic and phase diagram calculations for multi-component systems of practical importance. Calculations are based on thermodynamic…

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Daytime sun, nighttime breeze brings first dual-sourced renewable power plant

By / June 14, 2010

According to California solar power advocacy group Sunpluggers.com, wind turbines may be installed among the photovoltaic panels of a planned PV power plant in Palm Springs, Calif. This would be the first dual-purpose renewable energy plant in the U.S. “What’s interesting about this renewable power project in particular is the non-coincidental nature of the two…

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School of fish offers new school of thought for turbine design

By / May 20, 2010

Researchers at CalTech have found that schooling fish unlock clues to better vertical axis wind turbines, which could yield as much as 10 times more energy from the same amount of space. According to a press release, fluid-dynamics expert John Dabiri uses bioinspiration for coming up with better solutions for water and wind energy. According…

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