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Assessing the efficiency of solar-active-houses

Solar-Active-Houses heat themselves using heat collectors and water tanks. However, no one had conducted an objective assessment of how efficiently they do so. Researchers put some of these solar houses to the test, identified where there was room for improvement and laid the scientific groundwork for this housing concept.

Posted: Aug 3rd, 2015

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Molecular fuel cell catalysts hold promise for efficient energy storage

A metal-free alternative catalyst for fuel cells may be at hand. A team of chemists introduces a new approach that uses a molecular catalyst system instead of solid catalysts. Although molecular catalysts have been explored before, earlier examples were much less efficient than the traditional platinum catalyst.

Posted: Jul 15th, 2015

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