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New photosynthesis-mimicking technology could enable round-the-clock solar power without batteries

Developed by chemists at UCLA, a new photosynthesis-like technology is capable of storing solar energy for up to several weeks without the use of batteries. The advance, detailed in the journal Science, could change the way we think about photovoltaic cells and energy storage. Sarah Tolbert, a senior researcher on the project, said the new […]

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Solar toilet locks-in greenhouse gases, increases crop yields

Developed with funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, a self-contained, waterless, solar-powered toilet heats human waste to a high enough temperature to sterilize it and create biochar, a highly porous charcoal used to both increase crop yields and sequester carbon dioxide. The inventors, from the University of Colorado Boulder, say the revolutionary thunderbox […]

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