On Thursday, Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn confirmed that a new generation Leaf electric car is in the works along with several key developments in autonomous driving technology. Ghosn made these announcements during his keynote speech atShow More Summary
A team of international researchers, affiliated with UNIST has recently engineered a new artificial leaf that can convert sunlight into fuel with groundbreaking efficiency.
(Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology(UNIST)) A new study, affiliated with Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has introduced a new artificial leaf that generates hydrogen, using the power of the Sun to mimic underwater photosynthesis.
Leaves are kind of like nature's power plants, converting incoming sunlight into energy for the plant to thrive on. Inspired by the real thing, scientists have previously created artificial leaves that function in much the same way as their natural counterparts to produce electricity and even liquid fuels. Show More Summary
Drug production is generally a matter of big factories churning out millions of aspirin or ibuprofen tablets a day, but there’s a lot to be said for manufacturing common drugs on a small scale, close to where they’re used. Researchers...Show More Summary
(Eindhoven University of Technology) To produce drugs sustainably and cheaply, anywhere you want. Whether in the middle of the jungle or even on Mars. A 'mini-factory' whereby sunlight can be captured to make chemical products. Inspired...Show More Summary
Dutch scientists have developed an artificial leaf that can act as a mini-factory for producing drugs, an advance that could allow medicines to be produced anywhere there is sunlight. The work taps into the ability of plants to use sunlight to feed themselves through photosynthesis, something...
Using sunlight to make chemical products has long been a dream of chemical engineers. The problem is that the available sunlight generates too little energy to kick off reactions. However, nature is able to do this. Antenna molecules...Show More Summary
Among the more peculiar souvenirs piled up in several decades of film reporting is an artificial oak leaf, found blowing in the wind at Hobbiton in New Zealand. Who but God or Peter Jackson would build a mountain-full of trees and leave them there? But more intriguing, to me at least, is an official copy of Robert Redford's birth certificate. Show More Summary
(Forschungszentrum Juelich) Scientists from Forschungszentrum Juelich have developed the first complete and compact design for an artificial photosynthesis facility. This is a decisive step towards applying the technology. The concept is flexible both with respect to the materials used and also the size of the system. Show More Summary
A new one-pot "artificial leaf" solar energy harvesting system grabs CO2 from the air, converts it into fuel like magic (or like nanoscience, whatever) New “Artificial Leaf” Solar Cell Upcycles Atmospheric CO2 For Sustainable Fuel was...Show More Summary
POPULAR SCIENCE: Artificial leaf scrubs carbon, makes fuel. Good pun, too: faux photosynthesis. Nest step is faux-tosynthesis.
A solar cell breakthrough has the potential to render fossil fuels obsolete while at the same time reversing some of the damage such fuels have done to the atmosphere, new research suggests. Researchers from the University of Illinois...Show More Summary
We are currently in a transition period from an economy based largely on fossil fuels to one based largely on renewable or carbon neutral fuels. Even if we put aside the question of global warming, there are many good reasons to make this transition. Fossil fuel pollution results in billions of dollars of health care […]
When rain falls on a lotus leaf, the leaf doesn't get wet. Thanks to its special structure, the water drops roll off without wetting the surface. Artificial materials can be made water-repellent, too. It is, however, extremely challenging to produce a surface with switchable wetting. Show More Summary
By Tim Radford / Climate News Network Renewable energy experts and microbiologists have teamed up to create a super-efficient artificial leaf that uses photosynthesis to produce carbon-neutral liquid fuels.
Suck it, plants—this bionic leaf has got you beat ten times over! A team of researchers at Harvard University, led by Daniel Nocera and Pamela Silver, have been perfecting this leaf's ability to perform artificial photosynthesis.
The latest version of the artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than photosynthesis.
Harvard University's Daniel Nocera is a busy man. Last week, we reported on his announcement of a superbug that consumes carbon dioxide and creates fuel, a major development in energy technology. Now, the news is out that the "bionic...Show More Summary
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