This week, perfecting catalysts that split water using light, and the mystery of missing matter in the Universe.
In this episode:
00:44 Water splitting
After decades of research scientists have managed to achieve near perfect efficiency using a light-activated catalyst to separate hydrogen from water for fuel. Research Article: _ _Takata et al.; News and Views: _ _An almost perfectly efficient light-activated catalyst for producing hydrogen from water
05:37 Research Highlights
The hidden water inside the earth’s core, and how working memory ‘works’ in children. Research Highlight: _ _Our planet’s heart is watery; Research Highlight: _ _A child’s memory prowess is revealed by brain patterns
07:53 Measuring matter
Estimations of baryonic matter in the Universe have conflicted with observations, but now researchers have reconciled these differences. Research Article: _ _Macquart et al.
13:42 Pick of the Briefing
We pick our highlights from the Nature Briefing, including the possibility of a black hole in our solar system, and the biting bees that force plants to bloom. Physics World: _ _If ‘Planet Nine’ is a primordial black hole, could we detect it with a fleet of tiny spacecraft? ; Scientific American: _ _Bumblebees Bite Plants to Force Them to Flower (Seriously)
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