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Textiles that cool the skin; energy seed grants; California's new global-warming law
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September 2016  
Stanford Energy News
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Photo: Samples of a novel plastic-based textile that cools the skin. Credit: L.A. Cicero, Stanford News Service
Researchers develop a cooling fabric that could reduce the use of air conditioning. 
Photo: Professor John Dabiri stands in the middle of his California wind-turbine test site. Courtesy: John Dabiri
Precourt Institute and TomKat Center 
award new funding for energy research.
Photo: The nearly snowless Tioga Pass in January 2015 and last winter’s blizzard in Washington, D.C., show the dramatic differences in recent West Coast and East Coast winter weather. (Image credit: Left, Bartshé Miller; right, Alejandro Alvarez)


Stanford and SLAC play key role in new Department of Energy battery consortium

Photo: Jongwoo Lim, Yiyang Li, William Chueh and David Shapiro at the SLAC Advanced Light Source. Credit: Paul Mueller/Berkeley Lab


William Chueh: Discovering nanoscale secrets of rechargable batteries

Photo: Sample of a new catalyst material for driving the oxygen-evolving reaction in acid. Credit: Linsey Seitz/Stanford


SUNCAT/SIMES team creates a tough new catalyst for renewable fuels production

Photo: Jennifer Dionne in her Stanford lab.


Yi Cui group: New gadget grabs more solar energy to disinfect water faster

Drawing  shows how data is stored using phase-change memory technology. Credit: Tricia Seibold


Aaron Lindenberg: Memory chips could be 1,000 times faster and require less energy

Photo: Children at historic site near Mumbai, India. Credit: Mark Shwartz


SLAC: Virtual flight in a catalyst particle finds evidence of gasoline 'poisoning'

Photo: This smart meter allows utilities to monitor customers’ energy consumption remotely throughout the day. Courtesy: PG&E/TomKat Center


TomKat Center Innovation: Helping utilities analyze and act on consumer data

Photo: Participants in Stanford's Jasper Ridge Global Change Experiment sample plots of the grassland ecosystem. Credit: Nona Chiariello


Grasslands tuned to present suffer in a warmer future, Jasper Ridge study finds

Photo: The nearly snowless Tioga Pass in January 2015 and last winter’s blizzard in Washington, D.C., show the dramatic differences in recent West Coast and East Coast winter weather. (Image credit: Left, Bartshé Miller; right, Alejandro Alvarez)


Noah Diffenbaugh: Extreme-weather winters now more common in the U.S.

Photo: Lower Klamath National Wildlife Refuge in California. Credit: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service


Stanford experts weigh in on California's ambitious global-warming legislation

Photo: NSF's Black Island Satellite Earth Station is powered by a hybrid system of wind, solar and diesel. Credit: Northern Power Systems


Michael Wara: Tax carbon, California - The rest of the nation will thank you

Photo: Power grid substation at Stanford. Credit: Mark Shwartz, Precourt Institute


David Slayton: California needs a more reliable power grid

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