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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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Visualizing the interconnections among climate risks

While a substantial number of climate risks are identified in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fifth Assessment Report (AR5), there have been few attempts to explore the interconnections between them in a comprehensive way.

Feb 28th, 2019

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Renewable energy generation with kites and drones

Researchers recently developed a new software aimed at the analysis of energy generation systems based on kites and drones. They used the software to study the behaviour of these systems while transforming the kinetic energy of the wind into useful electrical energy.

Feb 19th, 2019

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