Scientists at Technion in Israel figured out how to harvest the electrons plants produce and extract the current. By collecting electrons naturally transported within plant cells, the scientists can generate electricity as part of a ‘green,’ biological solar cell. Now the research team has used a succulent plant to create a living ‘bio-solar cell’ that […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at Universiteit van Amsterdam made an important step towards the production of fully biobased, rigid polyesters. The process replaces petroleum in the production of very strong and durable biobased plastics from building blocks that are already commercially available. In a recent paper published in Nature Communications, researchers at the Industrial Sustainable Chemistry group […]

Early in the morning 9 days ago experimental physicist Alex Zylstra noticed that a target yielded more energy from a fusion reaction ignition than the lasers poured into it at the Lawrence Livermore National Ignition Facility (NIF). Backing up a bit – the prelude seems to have happened in August of 2021 when the facility […]

University of Sydney researchers have announced a new low-cost battery built with four times the capacity of lithium ion. The researchers are hoping that a new, low-cost battery is far cheaper to produce will significantly reduce the cost of transitioning to a decarbonized economy. Led by Dr Shenlong Zhao from the University’s School of Chemical […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Rice University scientists have invented a light-activated catalyst that efficiently converts ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen using only inexpensive raw materials. The design is a light-activated nanomaterial to convert the ammonia into clean-burning hydrogen fuel. The effort is a collaborative project from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. and Princeton University’s Andlinger Center […]

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