Making Hydrogen Production out of Nothing at All…

OK, I’m stealing some Air Supply feel and vibes but it’s for a good cause. Researchers at Stony Brook University and Brookhaven National Labs uncovered the potential of using sub-nano sized materials to improve hydrogen energy production. Utilizing sunlight to expose it to the small metal particles a reaction occurs in the clean energy production of hydrogen that improves up to 35X the hydrogen production. We’re talking making clean energy out of water. And, by the way, the waste product of hydrogen energy is water. Ouch…that can’t be good, right?  Way to go guys!  Read the entire article here: Hydrogen Energy


Gold Nanoparticles – Helping in the AIDS War

Research from scientists at Imperial College in London published in the journal Nature Nanotechnology their findings that with the use of gold nanoparticles and nanotechnology they are able to have an HIV test that is 10 times more sensitive and at a fraction of the cost of previous methods. Here is the article where I saw this information.

This is great news where 2/3 of all AIDS cases are and in isolated poor populations in the Sub-Saharan Africa. The tests are also able to test for other diseases and enables the HIV community, at large, to get the proper help to those affected quicker when previous tests might not have been able to detect the disease early enough. It’s encouraging and I hope that nanotechnology can one day play an important part in finding a cure for disease as well as so many others.