Helping the carbon nanotube industry avoid mega-mistakes of the past
August 21, 2007 09:41 AM - American Chemical Society

A new analysis of by-products discharged to the environment during production of carbon nanotubes (CNTs) — expected to become the basis of multibillion-dollar industries in the 21st Century — has identified cancer-causing compounds, air pollutants, and other substances of concern, researchers reported here today at the 234th national meeting of the American Chemical Society.

Clemson scientists shed light on molecules in living cells
August 21, 2007 09:29 AM - Clemson University

CLEMSON, S.C. —— Clemson University chemists have developed a method to dramatically improve the longevity of fluorescent nanoparticles that may someday help researchers track the motion of a single molecule as it travels through a living cell.

California's First Plug-In Hybrid School Bus
August 21, 2007 09:21 AM - , Green Progress

Enova Systems, a production company in an emerging clean energy, environmentally friendly industry and a developer of proprietary electric, hybrid and fuel cell digital power management systems, announced today that the Napa Unified School District has received a new plug-in hybrid electric school bus. The bus, provided by IC Corporation could see up to a 100% fuel economy improvement, as well as a 90% reduction in emissions.

Super Green Kitchens: 'Dynamic Demand' Technology Could Dramtically Lower CO2 Emissions
August 20, 2007 06:42 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Dynamic Demand controlled appliances such as fridges and freezers could be able to reduce the amount of electricity they use during peak periods and eventually save an estimated two million tonnes of CO2 emissions a year when fully integrated across the network - the equivalent of taking over 665,000 cars off the road.

Going Green At Gigabit Speeds
August 20, 2007 05:00 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Yes. Even even gigabits can be 'greened'. And at a major industry conference, VoiceCon Fall, this week, Extreme Networks, Inc. will discuss the elements required to deliver a superior converged voice and data infrastructure over the LAN/WAN. They'll also talk about new automated power conservation techniques and operating systems that allow for a greener environment.

Toyota Drops Price On 2008 Highlander SUV Hybrid, Options Galore, Only $33,700
August 20, 2007 12:50 PM - Paul Schaefer, ENN

Toyota today announced manufacturer's suggested retail prices for the all-new 2008 Highlander Hybrid. All loaded up with new standard equipment and convenience features, the 2008 Highlander Hybrid base grade 4WD-i model will carry an MSRP of $33,700, a decrease of $190, or 0.6 percent over the previous generation comparably-equipped Highlander Hybrid.

7 Hours From Nearest Road, Power, Nepali Teacher Wins 'Asian Nobel Prize' For Village Wireless Project
August 20, 2007 11:42 AM - Mahabir Pun and Imelda Abano, SciDevNet

A Nepali teacher has been honoured with the Nobel Prize of Asia for his innovative application of wireless computer technology in Nepal. Mahabir Pun, 52, from the remote village of Nangi in Nepal organized and launched the project — The Nepal Wireless Networking Project — to meet the communication needs of his village, which is a seven hour climb to the nearest road and without a telephone connection.

Thermochemical process converts poultry litter into bio-oil
August 20, 2007 09:46 AM - Virginia Tech

Provides safer, more environmentally friendly solution to waste disposal

Georgia Contractors Cut Costs by Going "Green" with Use of New Emissions Technology
August 20, 2007 09:44 AM - , Green Progress

Southern Drilling, a Georgia-based provider of heavy drilling equipment for mining operations, water wells and mineral exploration has been instrumental in reducing diesel fuel consumption and pollution in the state for the last five years.

University of Oregon researcher finds that on water's surface, nitric acid is not so tough
August 20, 2007 09:29 AM - University of Oregon

Using novel approaches, UO's Richmond finding altered states of often used chemical

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