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Clean and effective electronic waste recycling

E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. Researchers are working on a way to change that using pulsed power technology.

May 15th, 2019

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Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight

Researchers have created a smart device capable of producing large amounts of clean hydrogen. By concentrating sunlight, their device uses a smaller amount of the rare, costly materials that are required to produce hydrogen, yet it still maintains a high solar-to-fuel efficiency.

Apr 29th, 2019

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'Molecular scissors' for plastic waste

A research team has solved the molecular structure of an important enzyme (MHETase). MHETase was discovered in bacteria and, together with a second enzyme - PETase, is able to break down the widely used plastic PET into its basic building blocks.

Apr 12th, 2019

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Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater

Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. A team has now developed a way to harness seawater - Earth's most abundant source - for chemical energy.

Mar 18th, 2019

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