Photoredox catalysts are used for synthesizing the novel organic compound which has the different application in pharmaceutical sector etc. However, a research team claimed that quantum dot could be a better replacement for existing photoredox catalyst.
University of Houston physicists has discovered a catalyst that can split water into hydrogen and oxygen, composed of easily available, low-cost materials and be operating far more efficiently than previous catalysts.
Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) have invented a new catalyst that can efficiently convert carbon dioxide (CO2) to carbon monoxide (CO). This soon-to-be-patented invention enables the sustainable utilization of CO2, a potent greenhouse gas linked to climate change. If successful on a larger scale, this invention could provide a practical way for converting CO2 to useful chemicals.
While the U.S. and the E.U may lead the pack in many sectors of technological advancements, and the concept of smart cities, it’s China’s supercomputers that continue to reign supreme. Commemorating the opening day of the SC14 Supercomputing Show in New Orleans, Monday Nov. 17, a team of researchers from the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, the University of Tennessee and German tech company Prometeus issued the 2014 list of the top 500 most powerful computing systems in the world. And though the race was close this year, China’s massive Tianhe-2 supercomputer topped the list at No.1, for the fourth time in a row.