Archives for January 24, 2013

Using Silicon to Produce Hydrogen on Demand

BUFFALO, N.Y. — Super-small particles of silicon react with water to produce hydrogen almost instantaneously, according to University at Buffalo researchers. In a series of experiments, the scientists created spherical silicon particles about 10 nanometers in diameter. When combined with water, these particles reacted to form silicic acid (a nontoxic byproduct) and hydrogen — a […]

“Endless” house to be built using giant 3D printer | ZeitNews

Designed as a singular structure, the Landscape House will be fabricated in 6 x 9-meter (19.6 x 29.5-foot) portions using the massive D-shape 3D printer and then interlocked into the continuous strip form. Designed by Italian inventor Enrico Dini, the D-Shape will use thin layers of sand and an inorganic binder to build up molds […]