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Bits & Watts; nano-squeeze boosts catalytic performance; battery cars better for reducing emissions than fuel cells
 
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December 2016  
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Artist's rendering of a modernized grid to power society in the 21st century.
Haotian Wang in the lab of Professor Yi Cui. Credit: L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service

For catalysts, a tiny squeeze gives big boost in performance

Matthew Pellow charges his all-electric Nissan Leaf. Credit: Mark Shwartz/Precourt Institute for Energy

Battery cars better for reducing emissions than fuel cell vehicles

Berkeley Lab and SLAC scientists (from left) Ernest Pastor, Jan Kern, Sheraz Gul and Franklin Fuller at the Macromolecular Femtosecond Crystallography station at SLAC. Credit: SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory


SLAC X-ray laser captures detailed images of photosynthesis at room temperature

Artist's rendering of the Internet of Things. Courtesy: Sachin Katti/Stanford University


Energy-effiicient WIFI device supplies missing link for the Internet of Things

U.S. Strategic Petroleum Reserve near Houston, Texas. Credit: U.S. Department of Energy


Abandoned oil and gas wells reveal new ways to fix the worst methane emitters

New stress maps of Texas and Oklahoma, with black lines indicating stress orientation. Blue-green colors indicate regions of extension in the crust, while yellow-orange areas are indicative of crustal compression. Image credit: Jens-Erik Lund Snee


Number of manmade earthquakes declining in Oklahoma, but risk remains high

Dakota Access pipeline protest at the Sacred Stone camp near Cannon Ball, North Dakota. Credit: Tony Webster/Flickr CC 2.0


Q&A: Legal and environmental challenges at the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation

Shriram Center at Stanford. Credit: Tim Maloney. School of Engineering


Stanford Energy Journal: News from the student-run Stanford Energy Club

Watering cattle and providing shelter are two important ways to help keep them cooler and less stressed during heat waves.  Credit: Keith Weller/USDA


PastureMap app helps ranchers grow healthier grasslands and save energy 

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