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Splitting Water with Sunlight

Hydrogen is one of the most important fuels of the future, and the sun will be one of our most important sources of energy. Why not combine the two to produce hydrogen directly from solar energy without any detours involving ...

Sep 25, 2007 4.5 / 5 (157) 0

Engineers perfecting hydrogen-generating technology

Researchers at Purdue University have further developed a technology that could represent a pollution-free energy source for a range of potential applications, from golf carts to submarines and cars to emergency ...

Aug 27, 2007 4.6 / 5 (114) 0

Super atoms turn the periodic table upside down

Researchers at Delft University of Technology in The Netherlands have developed a technique for generating atom clusters made from silver and other metals. Surprisingly enough, these so-called super atoms ...

Jul 01, 2008 4.6 / 5 (101) 12

Plastic that grows on trees

Scientists took a giant step closer to the biorefinery this week, reporting in the June 15 issue of the journal Science that they have directly converted sugars ubiquitous in nature to an alternative source ...

Jun 14, 2007 4.7 / 5 (96) 0

Genetic 'telepathy'? A bizarre new property of DNA

Scientists are reporting evidence that intact, double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. And then like friends with similar interests, the bits of genetic ...

Jan 28, 2008 4.4 / 5 (99) 10