CO2 photocatalysis sees the light of day

A team of chemical engineers has created a pilot-scale photoreactor for making chemicals using just carbon dioxide and sunlight. Making fuel from carbon dioxide and sunlight at Gillette, Wyoming, USA. Figure permission courtesy of Jason Salfi, Dimensional Energy   Of all utilization technologies that employ some genre of catalysis to produce renewable chemicals and fuels […]

New method sees fibers in 3D, uses it to estimate conductivity — ScienceDaily

As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate heat at dangerous temperatures for the pilot and instrumentation inside. Designing a vehicle that can drive the heat away requires an understanding of the thermal properties of the materials used to construct it. A recent two-part study at the University of […]

New method sees fibers in 3-D, uses it to estimate conductivity

Each of the three methods used to visualize the fibers had pros and cons. Ray casting showed promise to become a powerful approach to estimate the orientation of fibrous materials with little curvature. Credit: Francesco Panerai, The Grainger College of Engineering As a vehicle travels through space at hypersonic speeds, the gases surrounding it generate […]

Galapagos sees record rise in penguins, flightless cormorants

The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world The population of Galapagos penguins and flightless cormorants, two species endemic to the islands, has seen a record increase, study results released Friday showed. The Galapagos penguin is one of the smallest species of penguins in the world, measuring up to […]

Enzymatic DNA synthesis sees the light

This illustration shows how the Wyss’ team encoded the first measures of the 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System video game Super Mario BrothersTM “Overworld Theme” (Input) in DNA and then decoded it again into a sound-bite (output). First, using a specially developed in silico approach they translated the input sheet notes into a ternary code of […]