A new approach to hydrogen production

Scientists have built tiny droplet-based microbial factories that produce hydrogen, instead of oxygen, when exposed to daylight in air. The findings of the international research team based at the University of Bristol and Harbin Institute of Technology in China, are published today in Nature Communications. Normally, algal cells fix carbon dioxide and produce oxygen by photosynthesis. Read more about A new approach to hydrogen production[…]

Behavioral science perspectives on an alternative Internet

Polarization, conspiracy theories, fake news: What people see on the Internet is largely determined by the opaque algorithms of just a few corporations. That’s a worrying development for democratic societies. But online environments could be designed in ways that promote autonomy and transparency, thereby fostering the positive potential of the Internet. A team of researchers Read more about Behavioral science perspectives on an alternative Internet[…]

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New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information

Researchers at the University of Bristol’s Quantum Engineering Technology Labs have demonstrated a new type of silicon chip that can help building and testing quantum computers and could find their way into your mobile phone to secure information. Scientific effort worldwide is focused on attempting to use silicon photonics to realise quantum technologies, such as super-secure communications, Read more about New silicon chip for helping build quantum computers and securing our information[…]