To unlock the secret to renewable energy, science is taking a cue from nature.
A new solar fuel generation system, or artificial leaf, safely creates fuel from sunlight and water with record-setting efficiency and stability.
When we think of solar power, we usually think of solar panels but we should really be thinking about plants. After all, plants are the original solar power generators, turning the sun’s rays into energy through the process we all learned about in at
New research out of Melbourne has broken records and brought emission-less hydrogen energy a step closer to commercial production. Thom Mitchell reports.
“The aim of every artist is to arrest motion, which is life, by artificial means and hold it fixed so that a hundred years later, when a stranger looks at it, it moves again since it is life.” William Faulkner was known not just for long sentences, but also his ability to so luridly set […]
It seems like we are constantly getting a little bit closer to being able to live in outer space, but one teeny-tiny little detail keeps holding us back: oxygen. Plants just don’t like zero gravity environments, and toting around an indefinite oxygen supply
Engineers have taken a leaf out of nature’s book by equipping an artificial hand with muscles made from shape-memory wire. The new technology enables the fabrication of flexible and lightweight robot hands for industrial applications and novel prosthetic devices. Show More Summary
First came the artificial leaf, then came the bionic leaf, now make way for a "supersonic solar fuel cell" that uses sunlight to make hydrogen fuel Supersonic “Solar Fuel Cell” Could Churn Out Sustainable Hydrogen was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
A graduate student working with the Tufts University silk lab has created an "artificial leaf" by extracting chloroplasts from plants and suspending them in a matrix of silk protein. When provided with water and exposed to light, the leaves will produce oxygen. Via Fresh Photons.
Researchers Peidong Yang, Bin Liu and colleagues may have found a way to mimic plants' ability to produce hydrogen from sunlight. Yang's team has used a process borrowed from the paper industry to create a flat mesh from light-absorbing semiconductor nanowires.
For years, scientists have been pursuing "artificial leaf" technology, a green approach to making hydrogen fuel that copies plants' ability to convert sunlight into a form of energy they can use. Now, one team reports progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production. Show More Summary
Generally speaking, the peculiar appearance of wind turbines coupled with the fact they perform better when up high and out in the open sees them banished to uninhabited countryside, or even out to sea. But a French entrepreneur believes...Show More Summary
In a twist on the "artificial leaf" theme, a research team from Australia has developed a new way to lower the cost of hydrogen for FCEVs, with solar power. Toyota Could Be Wrong About The High Cost of Hydrogen was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers: Google+ | Email | Facebook | RSS | Twitter.
In the latest solar cell breakthrough, a new "artificial leaf"mimics the electron transfer of photosynthesis, at a much faster rate than observed in nature Solar Cell Breakthrough: “Artificial Leaf” Beats Photosynthesis At Its Own Game...Show More Summary
An artificial, synthetic leaf that has recently been developed turns water and light into oxygen, and along with the possible environmental benefits, the invention may have implications that are out of this world. The synthetic leaf is the brainchild of Royal College of Art graduate Julian Melchiorri, according to IFLScience. The leaf technology was developed
CNET: One of the persistent challenges of manned space exploration is that pesky lack of oxygen throughout much of the universe. Here on Earth, trees and other plant life do us a real solid by taking in our bad breath and changing it back to clean, sweet O2. Show More Summary
Human beings have long since been looking up at space, wondering when mankind will finally be technologically-advanced enough to colonize space. While staring heavenwards recently, we stumbled across this jaw-dropping development by.. RCA graduate develops an artificial leaf that’s capable of producing oxygen is a post from The latest in tech and gadgets - Newlaunches.com.
Researchers from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory are developing a new bionic leaf that can convert energy from sunlight into an energy-dense fuel, imitating the photosynthetic process of plants. We’ve covered the artificial leaf...Show More Summary
The technology of artificial photosynthesis has cleared a major hurdle in its development — researchers from Arizona State University and Argonne National Laboratory have identified and addressed one of the primary limitations in their design of a functional artificial leaf. Show More Summary
Scientists report advances toward perfecting a functional artificial leaf. Designing an artificial leaf that uses solar energy to convert water cheaply and efficiently into hydrogen and oxygen is an important goal. Hydrogen is an important...Show More Summary