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Uranium from seawater; record efficiency for tandem perovskite solar cell; transforming the carbon economy
 
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March 2017
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Postdoc Chong Liu examines an electrode as part of research to improve extraction of uranium from seawater. Credit : L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service

Extracting uranium from seawater for nuclear power

Close-up of the experimental tandem solar cell. Credit: ASU

Record-breaking efficiency for perovskite/silicon solar cell 

Alberto Salleo (left) andScott Keene characterizing the electrochemical properties of an artificial synapse for neural network computing. Photo: L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service


Alberto Salleo: A low-energy artificial synapse for neural network computing

Vertical-axis wind turbine test site in California.Credit: Dabiri Lab/Stanford University


John Dabiri and Jeffrey Koseff: Improving vertical-axis wind turbines

Shriram Bioengineering & Chemical Engineering Building at Stanford. Credit: Mark Shwartz/Stanford Precourt Institute for Energy


Arun Majumdar and Sally Benson: Transforming the carbon economy 

A woman in rural Jamuniya, India, prepare cow dung for cookstoves. Credit: Charlie Barnhart


Tisha Schuller: Using natural gas to reduce energy poverty

Photograph of the thermionic prototype during operation. Note: the anode shown here is not the graphene anode. Credit: © Elsevier


Stanford scientists use graphene to improve thermionic energy converters

A drill rig in the Fayetteville Shale gas play of Arkansas. Credit: Bill Cunningham/USGS


Mark Zoback and Rall Walsh: New tool to reduce the risk of manmade earthquakes

Utility-scale photovoltain application-concentrator modules, Fort Davis, Texas. Credit: ENTECH/NREL


Rob Jackson: Communicating the multiple benefits of climate action

Artist's rendering of rooftop radiative cooling. Credit: Fan Lab/Stanford University


Zhen Chen and Shanhui Fan: How to chill an object by sending its heat into space 

Blake Francis is working to create a framework that governments could use to evaluate the moral implications of energy and transportation policies that affect the environment. Credit: L.A. Cicero/Stanford News Service


Blake Francis: The moral significance of actions causing climate change

A natural gas power plant in Moss Landing, California. Credit: Mark Shwartz


James Sweeney: Integrate western power grid to reduce emissions and energy costs 

The Friant Dam, north of Fresno, Calif., filled to the top. Credit: Pete Fickenscher, NOAA/NWS/WR/RFC Sacramento


Noah Diffenbaugh: What California's dam crisis says about the changing climate

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