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Abu Dhabi project uses sand to store solar power

Researchers in Abu Dhabi are testing a pilot device that can store solar energy┬áin sand to improve the efficiency of power plants and provide energy at night. The technology, developed at the Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, uses… read more

Temperature helps drive the emergence of different..

Like people, animals have personalities. And their personalities differ, sometimes hugely, on traits like shyness and aggressiveness. Among the big questions are where those differences come from, why they exist, and how they are maintained. Now researchers from the University… read more

Renewable plastic from carbon dioxide and plants

Stanford scientists have discovered a novel way to make plastic from carbon dioxide (CO2) and inedible plant material, such as agricultural waste and grasses. Researchers say the new technology could provide a low-carbon alternative to plastic bottles and other items… read more

Can urban gardeners benefit ecosystems while keepi..

Do you live in a city? Do you have a garden? Or a balcony full of plants? Many people do not realize that it is possible to grow food in a city garden or even on a balcony. Urban gardens… read more

Africa’s Great Green Wall could halt youth m..

A project to plant a wall of trees stretching across Africa aims not only to halt desertification, but also to improve food security, create jobs, and offer young people an alternative to migration and extremism, environmental experts said on Thursday.… read more