Energy & Matter

Childhood Energy Practices “Stick” With Us Through Adulthood

It is common to relate previous experiences to current habits, for example, through everyday phrases like, “Were you born in a barn?” which refers to someone leaving a door or window open. This illustrates how energy habits tend to “stick” with us from childhood throughout adulthood, and my research illustrates some of the first evidence

5 Examples Of Heterogeneous Mixtures For Chemistry Class

A heterogeneous mixture is a combination of two or more substances, creating a new substance that has nonuniform composition. Within the new substance, the concentration of the constituent substances will vary between regions of the substance, so it is possible for one of the chemicals to be more prominent towards the top of a heterogeneous

Public Understanding Of Energy As A Need And Basic Right In Great Britain

The United Kingdom (UK) faces dramatic changes in the energy system in order to address a variety of challenges, ranging from mitigating climate change, renewing the energy infrastructure, to ensuring a reliable and affordable supply. This energy transition will involve shifts in how energy is produced, distributed, and consumed and requires some engagement and support

Algal Process Affords Sustainable Wastewater Treatment And Disinfection

Publicly owned treatment works (POTWs) are required to reduce the pollutants in urban wastewaters to statutory levels prior to discharging the treated wastewater into natural water bodies. To fulfill this mandate, POTWs have been utilizing a sequence of treatment processes, each designed to remove a specific pollutant in the wastewater. Even though these processes have

Caged Hydrocarbons Hidden For Half A Century: Could Ethanoadamantanes Prove To Be Useful Molecular Indicators?

Hydrocarbons come in many shapes and sizes. Probably the most intriguing of these is caged structures. Some of these resemble diamonds and some are more like ice crystals. Not surprisingly, it is from this resemblance that diamondoids and iceanes take their names. The cage structure gives these hydrocarbons unusual properties such as high thermal stability

Gigantic Iron Mass Transfer In The Early History Of The Earth/Mars: Ferrous Iron Borate Aqueous Complex As A Key Player In Primitive Earth/Mars Oceans?

Iron is the fourth-most-abundant element in the Earth’s crust. There were massive movements of iron in primitive oceans in the early history of our Earth, resulting in the formation of impressive iron deposits called Banded Iron Formations (BIF) in geology. Our current civilization is largely built on the utilization of such iron deposits. In the

5 Enzyme Examples In The Body

Enzymes in the human body serve a variety of different functions. For example, different categories of enzymes include digestive enzymes, metabolic enzymes, liver enzymes, nucleases and receptor enzymes. Examining these five categories of enzymes in detail will make the many important roles of enzymes in the human body more clear. Defining Enzymes Before we discuss

Measuring The Circular Economy’s Performance

Science allows us to understand the mechanisms of the environment we live in as well as how we, as human beings, have an impact on it. As such, human influence and negative impact on climate change, natural habitat destruction, or resource depletion is widely acknowledged. Particularly, the business-as-usual and so-called “take-make-waste” linear industrial production systems

A New Approach For High-Performance K-Ion Batteries

The International Energy Outlook 2016 (IEO 2016) published by the U.S. Energy Information Administration shows that the world’s energy consumption will grow by 48% between 2012 and 2040. And, with the increase of global warming caused by the high consumption of fossil fuels, the use of renewable and environmentally-friendly sources of energy has become crucial.

New Approach To Assess Stability In Perovskites

Emergent technologies have been historically predicated on the discovery and development of new materials – silicon computer chips, lithium-ion batteries, gallium nitride LEDs, etc. The space of potential materials that could be made from the more than 80 naturally occurring elements is almost limitless. To meet the challenges of our growing population while dramatically reducing