1. 14:07 24th Oct 2012

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    heysammy:

anderjak-o-lantern:

colonelgathers:

scienceandweedbro:

MIT’s artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing

The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity.
Nocera’s leaf is stable — operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests — and made of widely available, inexpensive materials — like silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It’s also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf.With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.
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SCIENCE.

I, too, welcome our incoming Synthetic future

YEAH! SCIENCE!

Fucking booyah.

    heysammy:

    anderjak-o-lantern:

    colonelgathers:

    scienceandweedbro:

    MIT’s artificial leaf is ten times more efficient than the real thing

    The device is an advanced solar cell, no bigger than a typical playing card, which is left floating in a pool of water. Then, much like a natural leaf, it uses sunlight to split the water into its two core components, oxygen and hydrogen, which are stored in a fuel cell to be used when producing electricity.

    Nocera’s leaf is stable — operating continuously for at least 45 hours without a drop in activity in preliminary tests — and made of widely available, inexpensive materials — like silicon, electronics and chemical catalysts. It’s also powerful, as much as ten times more efficient at carrying out photosynthesis than a natural leaf.

    With a single gallon of water, Nocera says, the chip could produce enough electricity to power a house in a developing country for an entire day. Provide every house on the planet with an artificial leaf and we could satisfy our 14 terrawatt need with just one gallon of water a day.

    Read more…

    SCIENCE.

    I, too, welcome our incoming Synthetic future

    YEAH! SCIENCE!

    Fucking booyah.

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