Creating fuel from thin air with artificial leaves

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Artificial leaves could one day provide fuel

The sun produces more than enough energy for human activities, but we still can’t capture enough of it, points out Erwin Reisner, energy and sustainability professor at Cambridge University.

He heads a team of researchers trying to capture more of that free energy.

While solar panels have made big advances in recent years, becoming cheaper and more efficient, they just provide electricity, not storable liquid fuels, which are still in great demand.

“If you look at the global energy portfolio and what’s needed, electricity only covers maybe 20-25%. So the question is when we have covered that 25%, what do we do next?” asks Prof Reisner.

His answer is to look to nature: “Plants are a huge inspiration, because they have learned over millions of years how to take up sunlight and store the energy in energy carriers.

“I really believe that artificial

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The Surface Duo is too thin and this latest defect is proof of that

Microsoft Surface Duo USB C Port

  • The plastic surrounding the Surface Duo’s USB-C port seems to be breaking for some users.
  • Some users report that the plastic cracked or broke after plugging in and using a USB-C cable.
  • One Surface Duo owner claimed that the plastic broke when they put the device in their pocket.

The Microsoft Surface Duo was a critical disappointment in terms of its software experience, but many reviewers praised the foldable device’s thin form factor. Unfortunately, it looks like this slim design may have come at a price.

Several redditors and Twitter users have reported (h/t: MS Power User) that the plastic surrounding the Surface Duo’s USB-C port is breaking. Some users noted that the break occurred when simply plugging in their USB-C cable or using the phone while it’s plugged in.

In fact, one Twitter user claimed that the plastic simply broke when they put the Surface Duo in their

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New Thin Film Technology to Revolutionize Storage and Distribution of Biologic Treatments and Vaccines

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Jurata Thin Film, a company focused on revolutionizing how biologics are shipped and stored, is bringing to market a new technology that allows biologics and vaccines to be packaged, shipped and stored at room temperature for extended periods of time. The first-of-its-kind technology enables up to 500 doses of vaccine to be placed on a single wafer-thin, 8.5″ x 11″ sheet of film, weighing one-hundredth of a pound (5g).

Known as MSI-TX Thin Film™, the technology represents a fundamental shift in biologic packaging and storage technology that removes the need for specialized storage containers and -80º C (-140º F) freezers that today are required to ship and store biologics.

MSI-TX Thin Film also removes the dependency on mass quantities of glass vials (currently in short supply) and removes virtually all distribution limitations. If the biopharma industry embraces and successfully integrates the

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