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Breakthrough in hydrogen fuel production could revolutionize alternative energy market

Alternative, Fuel
A team of Virginia Tech researchers has discovered a way to extract large quantities of hydrogen from any plant a breakthrough that has the potential to bring a low cost environmentally friendly fuel source to ... - Read More

Discovery opens door to efficiently storing and reusing renewable energy

Two University of Calgary researchers have developed a ground breaking way to make new affordable and efficient catalysts for converting electricity into chemical energy Share This See Also Fuel Cells Energy Technology Solar Energy Wind ... - Read More

Picking apart photosynthesis: New insights could lead to better catalysts for water splitting

Catalysts, Photosynthesis
Chemists at the California Institute of Technology Caltech and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory believe they can now explain one of the remaining mysteries of photosynthesis the chemical process by which plants convert sunlight into ... - Read More

Even graphene has weak spots

Materials, materials
Graphene the single atom thick form of carbon has become famous for its extraordinary strength But less than perfect sheets of the material show unexpected weakness according to researchers at Rice University in Houston and ... - Read More

Clean electricity from bacteria? Researchers make breakthrough in race to create 'bio-batteries'

Bacteria, bacteria
Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean electricity from bacteria Share This See Also Bacteria Microbes and More Electricity Energy Technology Energy and the ... - Read More

Hydrogen fuel? Thin films of nickel and iron oxides yield efficient solar water-splitting catalyst

Iron oxides, Yield, Catalyst, Fuel, Thin films, Films
University of Oregon chemists say that ultra thin films of nickel and iron oxides made through a solution synthesis process are promising catalysts to combine with semiconductors to make devices that capture sunlight and convert ... - Read More

Mechanism of novel biological electron transfer revealed

biological
When researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst led by microbiologist Derek Lovley discovered that the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens conducts electricity very effectively along metallic like microbial nanowires they found physicists quite comfortable with the ... - Read More

Electrons are not enough: Cuprate superconductors defy convention

Electrons, Electrons, Electrons
To engineers it's a tale as old as time Electrical current is carried through materials by flowing electrons But physicists at the University of Illinois and the University of Pennsylvania found that for copper containing ... - Read More

Oxygen-poor 'boring' ocean challenged evolution of early life

Ocean, Ocean
A research team led by biogeochemists at the University of California Riverside has filled in a billion year gap in our understanding of conditions in the early ocean during a critical time in the history ... - Read More

Negative-charge carrying molecular structures created

Molecular, molecular
University of Oregon chemists have synthesized organic molecular structures that move both positive and negative electrical charges a highly desired but often difficult combination to achieve in current efforts to create highly flexible electronic devices ... - Read More

'Metasurfaces' to usher in new optical technologies

Optical, Optical
New optical technologies using metasurfaces capable of the ultra efficient control of light are nearing commercialization with potential applications including advanced solar cells computers telecommunications sensors and microscopes Share This See Also Optics Materials Science ... - Read More

Detecting cesium with naked eyes

Probe, Fluorescence
Micrometer level naked eye detection of cesium ions a major source of contamination in the vicinity of radioactive leaks is demonstrated in a material developed by researchers in Japan Share This See Also Weapons Technology ... - Read More

Ozone layer above North Pole expected to recover by end of century

Ozone, Ozone
Good news for the ozone layer above the Arctic The Montreal Protocol is showing effects according to recent measurements the ozone layer over the North Pole should recover by the end of the century This ... - Read More

Carbon footprint of grid-scale battery technologies calculated

Battery
Americans take electrical power for granted whenever they flip on a light switch But the growing use of solar and wind power in the United States makes the on demand delivery of electricity more challenging ... - Read More

Metal ions regulate terpenoid metabolism in insects

Ions, Metabolism
Max Planck scientists in Jena Germany have discovered an unusual regulation of enzymes that catalyze chain elongation in an important secondary metabolism the terpenoid pathway In the horseradish leaf beetle Phaedon cochleariae a single enzyme ... - Read More

Non-brittle glass possible: In probing mysteries of glass, researchers find a key to toughness

In a paper published online Feb 26 in the journal Nature Communications a Yale University team and collaborators propose a way of predicting whether a given glass will be brittle or ductile a desirable property ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

Energy, Energy, Energy, energy, energy
A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Scientists develop a whole new way of harvesting energy from the sun

A new method of harvesting the Sun's energy is emerging thanks to scientists at UC Santa Barbara's Departments of Chemistry Chemical Engineering and Materials Though still in its infancy the research promises to convert sunlight ... - Read More

Laser mastery narrows down sources of superconductivity

Laser, Laser
Identifying the mysterious mechanism underlying high temperature superconductivity HTS remains one of the most important and tantalizing puzzles in physics This remarkable phenomenon allows electric current to pass with perfect efficiency through materials chilled to ... - Read More

Light from silicon nanocrystal LEDs: Scientists develop multicolor LEDs without heavy metals

Metals, Heavy metals, Silicon
Silicon nanocrystals have a size of a few nanometers and possess a high luminous potential Scientists of KIT and the University of Toronto Canada have now succeeded in manufacturing silicon based light emitting diodes SiLEDs ... - Read More
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