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Brittle starfish offers lessons in creating durable ceramics

By Faye Oney / December 12, 2017

Scientists have discovered that a brittle starfish has the capability to create a durable “tempered” ceramic material while underwater. Its process is similar to the creation of tempered glass, but without the heating and cooling process.

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Patented process produces hydrogen on demand for fuel cell-powered aircraft

By Faye Oney / May 5, 2017

Airlines may soon be “going green.” Researchers at Technion Israel Institute of Technology have patented an eco-friendly process to produce hydrogen on demand and in air, offering up new potential for fuel cell-powered aircraft.

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Ultrathin rust films trap sunlight for splitting water

By Eileen De Guire / November 13, 2012

A photograph of ultrathin film α-Fe2O3 photoanodes in action. Credit: Rothschild; Technion If you think about it, water molecules are a great place to store hydrogen. Now that the “hydrogen economy” is starting to get some traction, the question is how to get the hydrogen “out of storage.” One way to unlock the hydrogen is…

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