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A Newly Identified Photoenzyme Helps Algae Pump Out Fuel

By Katarina Zimmer | February 1, 2018

The finding could lead to a new way of producing “green” alternatives to fossil fuels.

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Professor Sues PNAS Over Paper Criticisms

By Kerry Grens | November 2, 2017

Stanford’s Mark Jacobson is asking for $10 million in damages after the journal published a critique of his work on renewable energy.

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After Sunday’s federal election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is faced with political parties that disagree on key scientific and environmental issues.

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Science Envoy Resigns from US State Department in Protest

By Catherine Offord | August 23, 2017

Energy researcher Daniel Kammen criticized President Trump’s response to events in Charlottesville, as well as the administration’s decision to leave the Paris Climate Accord.

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Warming Up to Brown Fat

By Kerry Grens | October 8, 2015

Scientists know how to turn on these fat-combusting cells. Can these energy burners be used to combat obesity?

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Nourishing the Aging Brain

By Morten Scheibye-Knudsen | March 1, 2015

Research reveals how the brain changes as we age and hints at ways to slow the decline.

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The Energy of Life

By Jeffrey Marlow and Jan Amend | February 1, 2015

Extremophiles should not be viewed through an anthropocentric lens; what’s extreme for us may be a perfectly comfortable environment for a microbe.

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Next Generation: Capturing the Body’s Energy

By Abby Olena | January 20, 2014

Researchers build a device that harvests and stores energy from the mechanical movements of a beating heart.

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Obama Calls for Clean Energy Boost

By Bob Grant | March 18, 2013

The President wants to devote $2 billion to research that might wean America off of oil.

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Energy Secretary to Step Down

By Dan Cossins | February 4, 2013

After a 4-year stretch as US Energy Secretary, during which he fought to fund research on clean energy technology, Steven Chu has announced his resignation.

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