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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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Molecular machines drive plasmonic nanoswitches

Plasmonics -- a possible replacement for current computing approaches -- may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Nanophysics
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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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Easy assembly of electronic biological chips

( -- A handheld, ultra-portable device that can recognize and immediately report on a wide variety of environmental or medical compounds may eventually be possible, using a method that incorporates a mixture of ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Hair of Tasmanian Tiger Yields Genes of Extinct Species

All the genes that the exotic Tasmanian Tiger inherited only from its mother will be revealed by an international team of scientists in a research paper to be published on 13 January 2009 in the online edition of Genome Research. ...

dateJan 12, 2009 in
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