Team develops new water splitting technique that could produce hydrogen fuel
A University of Colorado Boulder team has developed a radically new technique that uses the power of sunlight to efficiently split water into its components of hydrogen and oxygen, paving the way for the ...
Machine Converts CO2 into Gasoline, Diesel, and Jet Fuel
Researchers harness viruses to split water: Crucial step toward turning water into hydrogen fuel
(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of MIT researchers has found a novel way to mimic the process by which plants use the power of sunlight to split water and make chemical fuel to power their growth. In this case, the ...
New phase of water could dominate the interiors of Uranus and Neptune
New water-splitting catalyst found
(PhysOrg.com) -- Expanding on work published two years ago, MIT's Daniel Nocera and his associates have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently ...
A human-caused climate change signal emerges from the noise
By comparing simulations from 20 different computer models to satellite observations, Lawrence Livermore climate scientists and colleagues from 16 other organizations have found that tropospheric and stratospheric temperature ...
New self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself
Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists ...
Water behavior breakthrough opens a crucial door in chemistry
(Phys.org) —A multi-institutional team has resolved a long-unanswered question about how two of the world's most common substances interact.
Five times less platinum: Fuel cells could become economically more attractive thanks to novel aerogel catalyst
Fuel cells that convert hydrogen into power and only produce pure water as a by-product have the potential to lead individual mobility into an environmentally friendly future. The Paul Scherrer Institute ...
Physicists find charge separation in a molecule consisting of two identical atoms
Physicists from the University of Stuttgart show the first experimental proof of a molecule consisting of two identical atoms that exhibits a permanent electric dipole moment. This observation contradicts ...
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.
Scientists uncover the genetic secrets that allow Tibetans to thrive in thin air
A new study pinpoints the genetic changes that enable Tibetans to thrive at altitudes where others get sick.
Probing the magnetic properties of solid oxygen
Novel alloy could produce hydrogen fuel from sunlight
Scientists from the University of Kentucky and the University of Louisville have determined that an inexpensive semiconductor material can be "tweaked" to generate hydrogen from water using sunlight.