News tagged with energy flow

Tracking energy flow in large molecules

Absorption of light energy by large molecules is what drives nature: photosynthesis, vision, the synthesis of vitamin D and many other critical processes use light energy to perform their functions.

dateJun 13, 2018 in General Physics
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Capillary flow is harnessed for the first time

You may never have heard of the capillary effect, but it's something you deal with every time you wipe up a spill or put flowers in water. Wouter van der Wijngaart has spent most of his life contemplating this phenomenon, ...

dateMay 22, 2018 in Soft Matter
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Liquid fuel for future computers

Researchers at ETH Zurich and IBM Research Zurich have built a tiny redox flow battery. This means that future computer chip stacks—in which individual chips are stacked like pancakes to save space and energy—could be ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Energy & Green Tech
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Keeping our cool in space

As spacecraft become larger, the heat they produce also increases. That means vehicles built for long-term space exploration need more efficient cooling systems.

dateFeb 27, 2017 in Space Exploration
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