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September 5, 2014

 

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Plant-free Ethanol

Scientists produce ethanol from carbon monoxide—a breakthrough that may provide clean and sustainable energy.

December 20, 2013

 

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Some Fuel For Thought

The number of carbon atoms in fuel determines its chemical properties.

August 17, 2012

 

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What Do Octane Numbers Mean?

You probably visit a gas station every few days, but have you ever paid attention to octane numbers?

November 25, 2011

 

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Bacteria Have A Sweet Tooth For Ethanol

It seems that bacteria can have a sweet tooth for many types of fuel. Scientists have to remain vigilant to protect pipelines from erosion.

June 1, 2010

 

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Can Solar Power Also Be Used To Make Liquid Fuels?

With the advancements made in technology; have we come to a point where solar power can be used to make liquid fuels?

August 18, 2009

 

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Energy Alternatives: Solar Power, Biofuels, and… Coal?

Could coal, a carbon-rich fuel, be the key to fixing America's rising gas prices?

July 27, 2009

 

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Plants Against Global Warming

Scientists have used computer models to show that planting crops with waxier leaves could help to reflect more sunlight and reduce global warming.

June 15, 2009

 

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The Physics of Surfing

What water craft relies on the horizontal push from the downward pull of gravity to move? Find out on this Moment of Science.

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