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New Test House to Generate More Energy than It Uses

September 17th, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

They'll call anything a laboratory these days. The U.S. Commerce Department’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last week unveiled its new "house," which will serve as a testbed to demonstrated that a stereotypical suburban home can generate as much energy as it needs to run in a year


New Methods to Store Hydrogen

January 31st, 2012 | by Joshua S Hill

One of the biggest obstacles to large-scale use of hydrogen-powered fuel cells is in how to store the hydrogen, a task which currently requires high pressure,... which, itself, is energy intensive. Scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are aiming to solve this problem by creating new materials in which to store the hydrogen



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