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Artificial photosynthesis: Mimicking nature's most powerful trick

Sunlight through jungle like vegetation

09 November 2015

There’s wind, there are photovoltaic cells, but we need a way to store the energy. Could artificial photosynthesis - turning the sun’s energy into a fuel, such as hydrogen - one day replace dirty coal and other fossil fuels as a plentiful source of green, clean energy? We analyse how far this technology has come.

Keeping the lights on

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12 October 2015

Coal provides 40 per cent of the world’s electricity. Can we meet growing energy demand and still save the planet?

Graphene to gold? Moving beyond the lab

Graphene atomic structure illustration

12 October 2015

Five years after Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov won the Nobel Prize for their work on graphene, what progress have we made to turn the wonder-material’s promise into profit?

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"Do-It-Yourself in technology is becoming a quietly subversive act against prescriptive globalisation, as well as a general force for good"

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