Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas

Scientists Discover Method Of Powdering Methane Gas 

Scientists have found a way to create powdered methane, making it much easier to store the elusive silent-but-deadly gas. By mixing the methane in a blender with water and silica, roughly one liter of the fuel can be stored in about six grams of powder.

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Introducing the Portable Fireplace

 Introducing the Portable Fireplace

For when campfires just aren’t good enough

Few things can pump up the romantic mood like a warm flickering fire, and while a real wood fire has that crackling sound you can’t get from gas, cleaning out all of that soot and ash the next day isn’t my idea of fun. Gas fires give you most off that mood enhancement without the housekeeping requirements, but most are still built into the wall of your house.

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Thermoelectric Material May Help Cars Turn Heat Into Electricity

Thermoelectric Material May Help Cars Turn Heat Into Electricity 

 Thermoelectric Material

Researchers have invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. In the current issue of the journal Science, they describe a material with twice the efficiency of anything currently on the market.

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Hypermiling Improves Gas Mileage

Hypermiling Improves Gas Mileage 

Bob Winger is that guy on the highway, puttering along in the far right lane.

As Chevrolet Tahoes, Cadillac Escalades and a host of other cars and trucks whip by in the passing lanes, Winger slowly accelerates up to the 60-mph speed limit on Interstate 64 in Newport News. He eases up on the gas a bit, fixated on a display next to his speedometer that shows his mileage.

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Ottawa To Build The First Gasification Plant In North America

Ottawa To Build The First Gasification Facility In North America

First gasification facility in North America to make energy from waste.

This week, city counselors in Ottawa, Ontario, unanimously approved a new waste-to-energy facility that will turn 400 metric tons of garbage per day into 21 megawatts of net electricity–enough to power about 19,000 homes. Rather than burning trash to generate heat, as with an incinerator, the facility proposed by Ottawa-based PlascoEnergy Group employs electric-plasma torches to gasify the municipal waste and enlist the gas to generate electricity.

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Images Stored in Vapors

Images Stored in Vapors

The original image (left), the image slowed for 6 microseconds (middle), and the image stored for 2 microseconds (right). 

Books are written on solid pieces of paper for an obvious reason: the atoms in a solid don’t move around much, keeping the words and pictures in place for centuries. Trying to store letters and images in a gas medium, on the other hand, seems a little far-fetched. Atoms in a gas are constantly moving around, which would move the images around with them.


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