The announcement of the 2017 color of the year by The Pantone Color Institute lead us here at Advanced Science News to look at some of the ‘greenery’-inspired Science that has been happening around us recently. Here are three ‘greenery’-inspired articles for you to enjoy while you spend your week looking out at your surrounding ‘greenery’.
Buildings have a tremendous energy requirement; therefore energy efficient buildings are a high priority for researchers. Recently, windows that could provide a ‘greener’ alternative have been designed. The researchers investigate a new device for incorporation in the design of building skins toward low-carbon or negative-energy buildings.
Fossil fuel depletion and environmental pollution are major factors pushing researchers to find alternate ‘green’ technologies. Hydrogen production from water splitting utilizes a photo/photoelectron-catalytic process that is one such alternative. A recently published review looks at the recent progress of the synthesis and modification of TiO2 nanotubes for use in water-splitting. Photo source https://pixabay.com/en/drop-of-water-drip-close-green-7721/ CCO licence.
The demand for efficient energy storage and conversion devices is ever increasing. A hierarchical porous carbonaceous aerogel has been fabricated from a renewable, ‘green’ seaweed aerogel. The work shows the first use of prolifera-green-tide as a sustainable source for the development of carbon porous aerogels for energy storage applications.
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