Recycling energy in everyday life (piezoelectric fiber)

Researchers developed a piezoelectric polymer/ceramic composite fiber with a cross-sectional form that is uniformly controlled to allow the use of energy harvesting technologies that...

Author Correction: Decarbonization pathways for the residential sector in the United States

Nature Climate Change, Published online: 12 August 2022; doi:10.1038/s41558-022-01469-4Author Correction: Decarbonization pathways for the residential sector in the United States

A new method boosts wind farms’ energy output, without new equipment

Engineers have developed a method to increase wind farms' energy output. Whereas individual turbines are typically controlled separately, the new approach models the wind...

All the better to better eat you with — dinosaurs evolved different eye...

Large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces, new research has shown.

Carbon storage in harvested wood products

Harvested wood products in residential structures will continue to increase carbon storage for the next 50 years, according to a new study.

Bird behavior influenced by human activity during COVID-19 lockdowns

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New method can remove dyes from wastewater

Findings from a new study offer a new potential method for cleaning wastewater after use by textiles, cosmetics or other industries.

Engineering enzymes to help solve the planet’s plastic problem

Researchers have developed a new enzyme engineering platform to improve plastic degrading enzymes through directed evolution.

Vanilla cultivation on fallow land promotes biodiversity

How can biodiversity be preserved whilst securing the economic livelihood of smallholder farmers growing vanilla in Madagascar? There is a way, according to a...

Tweaking turbine angles squeezes more power out of wind farms

New algorithm forces turbines in wind farms to be team players, boosting energy output overall.

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