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Engineers at the Georgia Institute of Technolgy have developed a new catalyst that speeds up oxygen processing and can easily convert chemical fuel into electricity.

An Iowa State University research group have been working to produce semiconductors from materials that are safe, abundant and inexpensive to manufacture.
A University of Pittsburgh researcher has been researching new glass technology that aims to increase the light absorbed by solar panels to give them an extra energy boost.
Northwestern engineers are tackling energy efficiency issues from multiple fronts.
MIT engineers have taken a critical first step toward creating plants that could function as a desk lamp.
Stanford professor is working on innovative cooling technology that could be the future of lower-energy air conditioning and refrigeration.
Tulane University researchers have discovered a new magnetic topological semimetal that could one day lead to more energy-efficient computers, televisions, cellphones and other electronics.
As the climate warms globally, residential consumers could face increases in electricity bills of 12 percent, and commercial consumers could see increases of 9 percent, according to Boston University researchers.
Northwestern’s first-ever entry into the eighth U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon will be a student-designed 1,000-square-foot ultimate green home.
Cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge using ambient light.