New fuel cells double the voltage

New liquid-fueled fuel cells outdo the voltage of conventional hydrogen fuel cells. Researchers call it a "game changer."

Brandie Jefferson-WUSTL • futurity
June 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: cars transportation fuel-cells hydrogen science-and-technology

‘Artificial leaf’ splits water to make sustainable power

"What we have is an integrated module that turns sunlight into electricity that drives an electrochemical reaction. It utilizes water and sunlight to get chemical fuels."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: sustainability solar-cells water electricity light hydrogen science-and-technology

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 • futurity
Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

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

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 • futurity
Dec. 27, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: space exoplanets hydrogen science-and-technology magma

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 • futurity
Nov. 26, 2019 ~5 min

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

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 • futurity
Aug. 5, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: electricity hydrogen batteries science-and-technology 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 • futurity
April 10, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: sustainability renewable-energy fuel-cells hydrogen science-and-technology 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 • futurity
March 19, 2019 ~6 min

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

How H2 becomes ‘molecule that made the universe’

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

Layne Cameron-Michigan State • futurity
March 14, 2019 ~4 min

Tags: chemistry lasers hydrogen science-and-technology

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