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Megacities carbon project named 'Project to Watch' by United Nations

A greenhouse gas field measurement research program developed by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and several collaborating institutions has been named a 'Project to Watch' by a United Nations organization that focuses on harnessing big data for worldwide benefit.

Posted: Sep 16th, 2014

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How to estimate energy footprint of highways

This application software, HERA, was developed by researchers of The Transport Research Centre (TRANSyT) at the Universidad Politecnica de Madrid. This application consists of a methodology and a software tool to estimate energy consumption and green house gas of the traffic demand linked to a highway.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2014

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Climate-smart agriculture requires three-pronged global research agenda

A focused, three-pronged research agenda is needed if the world is to boost agricultural production and meet the demands of its upwardly spiraling population, while dealing with climate change and limited options for expanding agricultural land, report researchers summarizing findings from the most recent Climate Smart Agriculture Conference.

Posted: Sep 5th, 2014

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Future solar panels

Conventional photovoltaic technology uses large, heavy, opaque, dark silicon panels, but this could soon change. Researchers within the X10D European project are working on new materials to produce solar panels in order to come up with alternatives to the current panels. What is needed to improve the functioning of cells with a large surface are materials that cost less to produce and offer greater energy efficiency.

Posted: Sep 2nd, 2014

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