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Brain Pickings
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Energy

Energy Internet

04/27/2016

An experimental energy microgrid in Brooklyn, New York, shows how energy-generating homes can become part of a peer-to-peer electricity system, Fast Coexist reports. The project, part of the Brooklyn Microgrid ‒ a distributed energy development group in the Park Slope and Gowanus communities of Brooklyn, creating a connected network for local energy ‒ also shows Read More

Nanoscale Semiconductors Offer a New Approach to Artificial Photosynthesis

05/14/2015

This is the first working example of such a direct interface between bacteria and semiconducting materials for artificial photosynthesis, says Yang. He and his colleagues demonstrated that the system could make butanol, a polymer used in biodegradable plastics, and three pharmaceutical precursors. It could in principle be used to make many other products, including chemicals Read More