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Shale Gas Resource Page

February 14, 2013
To help AIChE members better understand and better communicate about shale gas, the Public Affairs & Information Committee has helped curate valuable shale gas resources.

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Solar Panel Pyramids

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Scientists Turn Wood into Fuel [Video]

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Bill Gates on Energy

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Electricity and the Environment

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UCLA's New DIY Micro-Supercapacitor

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Navy Converts Seawater into Fuel

Researchers have proven that it’s possible to power engines with a cheap and abundant seawater. To prove their point, they flew a model airplane using the new technology.

The Sustainability Discipline

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