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Scientists Find New Way to Produce Hydrogen

Scientists at Penn State University and the Virginia Commonwealth University have discovered a way to produce hydrogen by exposing selected clusters of aluminum atoms to water. The findings are important because they demonstrate ...

dateJan 22, 2009 in General Physics
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Research gives new perspective on periodic table

Transforming lead into gold is an impossible feat, but a similar type of "alchemy" is not only possible, but cost-effective too. Three Penn State researchers have shown that certain combinations of elemental atoms have electronic ...

dateDec 28, 2009 in General Physics
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Pheromones a myth in mammals

Something just didn’t smell right to Richard Doty. It was 1976 when the director of the Smell and Taste Center at Penn’s School of Medicine first started raising a stink about the existence of pheromones.

dateDec 02, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Iconic graph at center of climate debate

The "Hockey Stick" graph, a simple plot representing temperature over time, led to the center of the larger debate on climate change, and skewed the trajectory of at least one researcher, according to Michael Mann, Distinguished ...

dateFeb 14, 2015 in Environment
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Sunlight turns carbon dioxide to methane

Dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide and water vapor into methane and other hydrocarbons using titania nanotubes and solar power, according to Penn State researchers.

dateMar 05, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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