University of Innsbruck, Austria, scientists and colleagues have now devised a method of using copper as a catalyst in the reaction designed to split water and produce hydrogen in gaseous form. The new model explains interactions between small copper clusters used as low-cost catalysts in the production of hydrogen by breaking down water molecules. Copper […]

Lithium air or more technically, lithium-oxygen batteries have two challenging issues surrounding lithium-oxygen batteries that chemists from the University of Waterloo have successfully resolved. The research result is creating a working battery with near 100 percent coulombic efficiency. The new work, which appeared this week in Science, proves that four-electron conversion for lithium-oxygen electrochemistry is […]

Queen Mary University of London scientists have developed a material with spring like energy storage. The biological equivalent would be the feet of animals like eagles and even fleas. They can store energy in their feet without having to continuously contract their muscles to then jump high or hold on to prey. The Queen Mary […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… State University of New York, Binghamton researchers report a new type of battery made of paper and fueled by bacteria. The new technology may overcome challenges in remote areas of the world where health care workers often lack electricity to power diagnostic devices, and commercial batteries may be too expensive. This market segment plus […]

Tokyo Institute of Technology researchers have homed in on an enzyme belonging to the glycerol-3-phosphate acyltransferase (GPAT) family as a promising target for increasing biofuel production from the red alga Cyanidioschyzon merolae. Its been a while since algae research has seen news worthy progress. Low oil prices have put a heavy damper on algae news. […]

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