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The ability to turn CO2 into fuel at a cost comparable to a gallon of gasoline would render fossil fuels obsolete.

Chemical reactions that convert CO2 into burnable forms of carbon are called reduction reactions, the opposite of oxidation or combustion. Engineers have been exploring different catalysts to drive CO2 reduction, but so far such reactions have been inefficient and rely on expensive precious metals such as silver, Salehi-Khojin said.

"What we needed was a new family of chemicals with extraordinary properties," he said.

Salehi-Khojin and his coworkers focused on a family of nano-structured compounds called transition metal dichalcogenides—or TMDCs—as catalysts, pairing them with an unconventional ionic liquid as the electrolyte inside a two-compartment, three-electrode electrochemical cell.

The best of several catalysts they studied turned out to be nanoflake tungsten diselenide.


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Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that cheaply and efficiently converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into usable hydrocarbon fuel, using only ...
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My cynicism is telling me that she won't be invited to the national debate stage. But if she was then our 2-party system would get a resuscitative shock it so desperately needs.
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There's a lesson somewhere to be found in this story: don't be black or you might suddenly die ... of being black.

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Prosecutors are dropping charges against the three remaining Baltimore police officers facing trial in connection with Freddie Gray's death.
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Don't worry, progressives. Everything is great. Just calm down and forget about the fact that there's no distinction between entertain, economics and wars. Hillary's great. Everything's fine. We're good. <<< BARF >>> OK. We're fine. Everything is going to be <<< BLAH ... BARF >>> ... fine.
 
He spoke Spanish to the cheering crowds and delivered a healthy dose of humility in a diseased election year. In other words, Tim Kaine just took America by storm.
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I don't think most progressives realize just how bad a Clinton presidency could be, strategically speaking. 
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As nice as it would be to end a two-party system, a first-past-the-post system of voting will always gravitate to one. It is much more realistic to ditch the old parties and pick two new ones that don't have as much power and haven't yet become corrupt. But, in the nature of power, any two parties will eventually become corrupt and need replacing again. We'll just need to develop a cycle of out with the old and in with the new.
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In fact, creationism has a lot more in common with scientism than people such as Tyson or Richard Dawkins would ever admit. Like Tyson, creationists begin with certain prior commitments (“evolution cannot be true”, for example, substitutes for “science cannot be wrong”) and build an impressively consistent argument upon them. Just about everyone is guilty of some form of “motivated reasoning”: we begin with certain priors, and then find a way to get the evidence to do what we want.
Neil deGrasse Tyson imagines a country called Rationalia, a society where policy is based on the weight of evidence. That's a bad idea, says Jeffrey Guhin
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Sapolsky is a MacArthur Fellow, a world renowned neurobiologist, and an adept science writer best known for his book, Why Zebras Don’t Get Ulcers. Much of his research focuses on the interplay between the mind and body (how biology affects the mind, and the mind, the body), and that relationship lies at the heart of this course called “Human Behavioral Biology.”
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Jon Stewart and Colbert on the Late Show https://youtu.be/mNiqpBNE9ik

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This is why friends don't let friends install Windows ... any version.
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Chicken and waffles is not a thing so much in CA as it is in the South. So its great to see these kinds of dishes accessible here. Go and get the chicken and waffles. You won't regret it.
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