Just weeks after producing its first batch of synthetic diesel fuel made from carbon dioxide and water, Audi has laid claim to
another synthetic, clean-burning and petroleum-free fuel called
"e-benzin." The fuel was created by Audi's project partner Global
Bioenergies, in France.
The ESA CryoSat mission has detected significant ice loss in a usually
stable Antarctic region. The data recorded by the satellite revealed how
multiple glaciers along the Southern Antarctic Peninsula started
shedding ice in the 2009, with no prior warning.
Researchers at the University of Aalto, Finland have broken the efficiency record for black silicon solar cells – a type of cell that can gather sunlight even from tight angles – by almost four percent.