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Teaching algae to make fuel

Many kinds of algae and cyanobacteria, common water-dwelling microorganisms, are capable of using energy from sunlight to split water molecules and release hydrogen, which holds promise as a clean and carbon-free ...

May 24, 2011 4.3 / 5 (10) 6 | with audio podcast

The water dance

Water (H2O) is a unique molecule that holds amazing properties. Scientists have a good grasp of the structure and chemistry of individual molecules of water. But understanding how large numbers of these m ...

Nov 29, 2010 4.6 / 5 (9) 0 | with audio podcast

Hydrogel remembers its shape

(Phys.org)—A bit reminiscent of the Terminator T-1000, a new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape.

Dec 05, 2012 4.6 / 5 (9) 2 | with audio podcast

Why fish don't freeze in the Arctic Ocean

German researchers have discovered how natural antifreeze works to protect fish in the icy waters of the Arctic Ocean from freezing to death. They were able to observe that an antifreeze protein in the fish's ...

Aug 25, 2010 5 / 5 (8) 3