Israel Institute of Technology is designing a photocatalyst that can break down water into hydrogen fuel. Recently the scientists achieved record efficiency for solar-to-fuel conversion, and now they want to incorporate the machinery of photosynthesis to push it further. Global economic growth comes with increasing demand for energy, but stepping up energy production can be […]

A UCLA study shows that capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry. UCLA, the University of Oxford and five other institutions’ research has been published in Nature. The paper is the most comprehensive study to date investigating the potential future scale […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Researchers at St John’s College, University of Cambridge have used semi-artificial photosynthesis to explore new ways to produce and store solar energy. They used natural sunlight to convert water into hydrogen and oxygen using a mixture of biological components and human-made technologies. The researchers have successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen by altering […]

Purdue University physicists are part of an international group using spinach to study the proteins involved in photosynthesis. Yulia Pushkar, a Purdue assistant professor of physics involved in the research said, “The proteins we study are part of the most efficient system ever built, capable of converting the energy from the sun into chemical energy […]

A team at University College London (UCL) has theoretical evidence to identify features in biological systems that can only be predicted by quantum physics, and for which no classical analogues exist. The issue is light-gathering macromolecules in plant cells transfer energy by taking advantage of molecular vibrations whose physical descriptions have no equivalents in classical […]

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