Platinum is great at splitting water for a surprise reason

Understanding why platinum is the best catalyst for splitting water could lead to cheaper ways to make hydrogen fuel.

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Jan. 2, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment science-and-technology catalysts chemistry hydrogen metals platinum renewable-fuels water

Exoplanets with magma oceans ‘eat’ their own skies

Why there are so few exoplanets larger than Neptune has puzzled scientists, but new research offers a possible answer.

Louise Lerner-Chicago | Dec. 27, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology exoplanets hydrogen magma space

Telescope closes in on signal from end of ‘cosmic dark age’

Researchers are closer than ever to detecting a signal from a time when the first stars in the universe emerged from the "cosmic dark ages."

Kevin Stacey-Brown | Nov. 26, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology big-bang hydrogen light space stars

Why sodium-ion batteries don’t last as long

Hydrogen seems to be the culprit behind the short lifespans of sodium-ion batteries, a potential replacement for costly lithium-ion batteries.

Shelly Leachman-UCSB | Aug. 5, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology batteries electricity hydrogen lithium

New structures pave way for higher-capacity hydrogen fuel cells

New materials for hydrogen fuel cells may help cram a lot more hydrogen in a smaller space.

Nicole Casal Moore-Michigan | April 10, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology fuel-cells hydrogen renewable-energy sustainability vehicles

Water-splitting system pulls green fuel from seawater

A new electrolysis system splits seawater to create hydrogen fuel more quickly than other methods.

Stanford | March 19, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment electricity hydrogen oceans renewable-fuels sustainability water

How H2 becomes ‘molecule that made the universe’

"These chemical reactions are the building blocks of life in the universe..."

Layne Cameron-Michigan State | March 14, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology chemistry hydrogen lasers

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