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Sponge-like material soaks up sunlight, uses it to make steam

By Jessica McMathis / September 9, 2014

A new sponge-like material structure developed by scientists at MIT can soak up the sun—and uses that sunlight to make steam.

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From icy water to steam via SiO2/Au nanoshells and carbon nanoparticles

By / November 25, 2012

Researchers create solar steam using nanoparticles at Rice University. Credit: Rice Univ. From New technology that uses nanoparticles to convert solar energy directly into steam is so effective it even works with icy cold water. The solar steam method has an overall energy efficiency of 24 percent. Photovoltaic solar panels, by comparison, typically have…

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