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An informatics-based analysis of developments to date and prospects for the application of microalgae in the biological sequestration of industrial flue gas

The excessive emission of flue gas contributes to air pollution, abnormal climate change, global warming, and sea level rises associated with glacial melting. With the ability to utilize NOx as a nitrogen source and to convert solar energy into chemical … Continue reading

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Navigating the innovation trajectories of technology by combining specialization score analyses for publications and patents: graphene and nano-enabled drug delivery

In this study, we combine the specialization scores for publications and patents (the latter is a new indicator of cross-disciplinary engagement) to achieve more comprehensive navigation of the innovation trajectory of a technology. The patent specialization score draws upon counterpart … Continue reading

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Mapping the landscape of climate engineering

In the absence of a governance framework for climate engineering technologies such as solar radiation management (SRM), the practices of scientific research and intellectual property acquisition can de facto shape the development of the field. It is therefore important to … Continue reading

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Do Nobel Laureates Create Prize-Winning Networks? An Analysis of Collaborative Research in Physiology or Medicine

Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine who received the Prize between 1969 and 2011 are compared to a matched group of scientists to examine productivity, impact, coauthorship and international collaboration patterns embedded within research networks. After matching for research domain, … Continue reading

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LESSONS LEARNED ABOUT TECHNOLOGY MONITORING IN THE SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC ENERGY SEGMENT

The practice of using technology monitoring to keep track of technological advances is increasingly valued, and its systematic use is understood as essential to business in the new knowledge economy. The structuring of the technological monitoring process has become a … Continue reading

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Microalgal biofuel revisited: An informatics-based analysis of developments to date and future prospects

Highlights Microalgal biofuel studies between 1900 and mid-2015 were analyzed informatically. Burst interest since 2006–2012 stimulated mass culture and biotechnology studies. Unremitting study and investment is expected for better understanding of microalgae. Integrated application of energy microalgae could be a … Continue reading

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Green Energy Prospects: Trends and Challenges

The transition of energy systems moving from non-renewable fossil-nuclear to renewable sources is a key challenge of climate mitigation and sustainable development. Green energy technologies can contribute to solutions of global problems such as climate change, growth of energy consumption, … Continue reading

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Tracing the footprint of knowledge spillover: Evidence from U.S.-China Collaboration in Nanotechnology

The impacts of international collaboration on research performance have been extensively explored in the last two decades. Most research, however, focuses on quantity and citation-based indicators. Utilizing the turnover of keywords, this study develops an integrative approach tracking and visualizing … Continue reading

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Assessing nanocellulose developments using science and technology indicators

This research aims to examine scientific and technological trends of developments in nanocellulose based on scientometric and patent indicators obtained from the Science Citation Index and Derwent Innovations Index in 2001-2010.

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Characteristics and popular topics of latest research into the effects of air particulate matter on cardiovascular system by bibliometric analysis

In recent years, many epidemiological and toxicological studies have investigated the adverse effects of air particulate matter (PM) on the cardiovascular system. However, it is difficult for the researchers to have a timely and effective overall command of the latest … Continue reading

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