Energy & Green Tech

These solar panels pull in water vapor to grow crops in the desert

Using a unique hydrogel, scientists in Saudi Arabia created a solar-driven system that successfully grows spinach by using water drawn from the air while producing electricity. The proof-of-concept design, described March ...

Energy & Green Tech

Solar-driven hydrogen production from water splitting

For the sustainable development of humanity, future efforts are necessary to develop effective technologies to reduce fossil fuels. Solar-driven hydrogen production from water splitting can be an attractive way to supply ...

Electronics & Semiconductors

New catalyst improves waste water conversion to clean energy

A new generation of high performance catalysts developed by a team led by University of Adelaide scientists will improve the efficiency of using urea loaded waste water to generate clean energy.

Energy & Green Tech

Electric car lithium demand powers mining revival in UK

As the global auto sector accelerates production of electric cars, one British company is hoping to cash in from mining lithium needed to make rechargeable batteries that power the vehicles.

Engineering

New water vapor condenser takes cues from darkling beetle

Access to clean water is a huge issue across the globe. Even in areas with water resources, a lack of infrastructure or reliable energy means purifying that water is sometimes extremely difficult.

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