Breakthrough solar cell captures carbon dioxide and sunlight, produces burnable fuel

"The new solar cell is not photovoltaic—it's photosynthetic," says Amin Salehi-Khojin, assistant professor of mechanical and industrial engineering at UIC and senior author on the study. "Instead of producing energy in an unsustainable one-way route from fossil fuels to greenhouse gas, we can now reverse the process and recycle atmospheric carbon into fuel using sunlight," he said. While plants ...
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Electronic–Photonic System on a Single Chip

Electronic–Photonic System on a Single Chip
Posted on March 7, 2016 Colorado Edu Journal of Nature One of the problems faced in data transported across short electrical wires is the limited bandwidth and power density, which creates a performance bottleneck in the semiconductor microchips.  This report covers how a scientist team has demonstrated these limitations can be overcome by using optical communications based on chip-...
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DARPA and the Brain Initiative

DARPA and the Brain Initiative
President Obama announced the BRAIN initiative in April 2013. Today, the initiative is supported by several federal agencies as well as dozens of technology firms, academic institutions, scientists and other key contributors to the field of neuroscience. DARPA is supporting the BRAIN initiative through a number of programs. Electrical Prescriptions (ElectRx) The ElectRx program aims to help the hu...
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