Celebrate Pantone Color of the Year: Read some ‘Greenery’-Inspired Science

‘Greenery’-inspired science from Advanced Functional Materials and Advanced Science.

The announcement of the 2017 color of the year by The Pantone Color Institute lead us here at Advanced Science News to look at some of the ‘greenery’-inspired Science that has been happening around us recently. Here are three ‘greenery’-inspired articles for you to enjoy while you spend your week looking out at your surrounding ‘greenery’.

Buildings have a tremendous energy requirement; therefore energy efficient buildings are a high priority for researchers. Recently,  windows that could provide a ‘greener’ alternative have been designed. The researchers investigate a new device for incorporation in the design of building skins toward low-carbon or negative-energy buildings.

 

Fossil fuel depletion and environmental pollution are major factors pushing researchers to find alternate ‘green’ technologies. Hydrogen production from water splitting utilizes a photo/photoelectron-catalytic process that is one such alternative. A recently published review looks at the recent progress of the synthesis and modification of TiO2 nanotubes for use in water-splitting. Photo source https://pixabay.com/en/drop-of-water-drip-close-green-7721/ CCO licence.

 

The demand for efficient energy storage and conversion devices is ever increasing. A hierarchical porous carbonaceous aerogel has been fabricated from a renewable, ‘green’ seaweed aerogel. The work shows the first use of prolifera-green-tide as a sustainable source for the development of carbon porous aerogels for energy storage applications.

 

Title image source https://pixabay.com/en/environmental-protection-326923/ CCO licence

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