Monthly Archives: June 2015

Surface matters: using earth-abundant materials to split water for energy storage

The hydrogen fuel cell – the name elicits the fantasy of a future world where clean, quiet cars roam our tangle of highways without a carbon-dioxide care in the world. But this truly is nothing but a fantasy at this … Continue reading

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The benefit of order: new organic solar cell structure improves charge separation

Every solar cell under the Sun relies on exciting electrons with sunlight and extracting them to keep our lights on.  We’re actually copying a natural process when we build these devices: plants and other photosynthetic systems operate in the same … Continue reading

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Braving the Amazon to understand climate change

Scientists may not be known as the most courageous folk. They deserve such recognition, given their history of challenging established doctrine, venturing into the Arctic to spy glacial melting, and even sticking a needle in their eyes to better understand … Continue reading

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Coral’s complex resilience to global warming

Coral reefs are the metropolises of the underwater world, housing more than a quarter of all oceanic species while covering less than a thousandth of the ocean floor.1 Sponges, sharks, clown fish, sea stars, and all the intrinsic biodiversity rely … Continue reading

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