Tag: materials

This topic includes articles about environmentally friendly materials. For example, plastic can be made from renewable sources such as corn instead of non-renewable sources such as oil. And this topic also includes materials used in renewable power generation systems.

Recently, it was reported that scientists had synthesized two-dimensional tin, or stanene, after theorizing that it could exist about two years ago. Like graphene, two-dimensional sheets of carbon, stanene could have different properties than three-dimensional forms of the element. Specifically, stanene could contribute to energy efficiency by reducing the power consumption of computer chips. Stanene […]

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Plastic waste in the ocean is a significant problem. Many types of plastic which are used in common consumer products, such as soft drink containers, utensils, and water bottles, cannot be easily broken down by microorganisms. Because these products are frequently thrown away improperly by consumers, they often get into storm drains and enter the […]

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Abound Solar is setting up manufacturing facilities with loan guarantees provided by the federal government. The Recovery Act provides funding for construction to several firms which produce solar cells on a large scale. According to the governor of Colorado, the manufacturing plant locations are in Lakewood, Colorado as well as Tipton, Indiana. The Tipton site […]

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