Science and Technology

'Best Ever' Simulation Solves 40-Year Black Hole Mystery

Scientists on Thursday unveiled the most detailed simulation of a black hole yet, solving a mystery dating back more than four decades over how the star-devouring monsters consume matter. Coming fresh on the heels of the first ever photo of one of the giant objects, which are scattered across the Universe, astrophysicists are now several steps closer to understanding how they form and develop.

Artificial Photosynthesis Transforms Carbon Dioxide into Liquefiable Fuels

Chemists at the University of Illinois have successfully produced fuels using water, carbon dioxide and visible light through artificial photosynthesis. By converting carbon dioxide into more complex molecules like propane, green energy technology is now one step closer to using excess CO2 to store solar energy -- in the form of chemical bonds -- for use when the sun is not shining and in times of peak demand.

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