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Putting sunshine in the tank

Working with the Universities of East Anglia, York and Nottingham and using nanotechnology 100,000 times smaller than the thickness of a human hair, the researchers are working on harnessing the vast energy of the Sun to ...

Jul 05, 2011
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Biochemists reveal new twist on old fuel source

(PhysOrg.com) -- Stinging from humiliating defeat in World War I, Germany’s Nazi regime seized on technology developed by chemists Franz Fischer and Hans Tropsch that enabled the coal‐rich, petroleum‐poor ...

May 24, 2011
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Pluto has carbon monoxide in its atmosphere

A British-based team of astronomers has discovered carbon monoxide gas in the atmosphere of Pluto, after a worldwide search lasting for nearly two decades. Team leader Dr Jane Greaves of the University of ...

Apr 19, 2011
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Magnetic fields in interstellar clouds

(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic fields play an important role in the formation and evolution of stars, as they stretch around a hot medium like a rubber band and help to determine the flow of material onto or away ...

Mar 25, 2011
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Researchers find evidence of fire in Antarctic ice

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of scientists studying Antarctic ice cores have found surprising evidence of a fluctuating pattern of carbon monoxide concentrations in the Earth's atmosphere caused by biomass burning in the Southern ...

Dec 02, 2010
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