The design is the first practical floating solar hydrogen-generating device to perform water electrolysis without pumps or membranes and could lead to low-cost, sustainable hydrogen production.
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“Alex Halliday is a renowned research scientist and skillful academic leader who is uniquely suited to charting the Institute’s future and its vital interdisciplinary role at the University," said President Lee C. Bollinger.
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The researchers are the first to observe the electronic structure of graphene in an engineered semiconductor; their finding could lead to progress in advanced optoelectronics and data processing.
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A new study co-authored by Anders Levermann of Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory shows that even minor deterioration of ice shelves can instantaneously hasten the decline of ice hundreds of miles landward.
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In developing a new tool to trace the proteins that guide cellular development, Columbia University scientists are deciphering one of biology’s most ancient systems.
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Columbia scientists have determined why excess saturated fats, such as those released from lard, are toxic to cells and cause a wide variety of lipid-related diseases, while unsaturated fats, such as those from fish and olive oil, can be protective.
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Columbia University biologists have revealed a mechanism by which bacterial cells in crowded, oxygen-deprived environments access oxygen for energy production, ensuring survival of the cell.
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