Rice University researchers have demonstrated an efficient new way to capture the energy from sunlight and convert it into clean, renewable hydrogen fuel by splitting water molecules. The new technology relies sunlight-harvesting gold nanoparticles.  It looks to be the first true solar water splitter. The team’s research paper has been published online in the American […]

Monash University of Australia in the lead role with researchers at UC Davis in the USA and using the facilities at the Australian Synchrotron has published a paper the journal Nature Chemistry Sunday May 15, 2011 describing very simple mineral, commonly seen as a black stain on rocks that oxidizes the oxygen out of water. […]