Daniel Nocera

Apr. 08, 2011

Growing The Technology For Artificial Leaves

Daniel Nocera of MIT explains the science of 'artificial photosynthesis.'

photosynthesis, hydrogen, fuel cells

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Chemistry And Personal Solar Power

We'll talk with an MIT chemist working on ways to improve solar energy.

solar power, alternative energy, solar cell

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Teaching Ancient Nautilus New Tricks

\tWith its heavy outer shell, weak vision, and primitive brain, the nautilus lacks much of the excitement of the more flashy and cunning cephalopods. Yet a series of experiments by evolutionary biologists Dr. Jennifer Basil and Robyn Crook involving fish juice, blue lights, and mazes dispels the notion that this ancient species is incapable of basic learning and throws into question the origins of cephalopods' intellectual prowess.

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