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Reverse Cycle: Inspired by Leaves, a New Invention Turns Sunlight and Water into Fuel

For the past ten years, Peidong Yang has been trying to make like a tree. Yang, a professor in UC Berkeley’s Department of Chemistry, researches artificial photosynthesis, a process that mimics a leaf’s ability to convert sun, water, and carbon dioxide into fuel. But in his case, the fuel isn’t glucose—it’s gasoline. Read more about Reverse Cycle: Inspired by Leaves, a New Invention Turns Sunlight and Water into Fuel »

From the Spring 2015 Dropouts and Drop-ins issue of California.

On the Bus

The latest front in the Culture War busted wide open at the Marriot in downtown Oakland Thursday night. Those expecting the assembly of regional transportation officials and municipal bureaucrats to be a dull affair, poorly attended and governed by Robert’s Rules of Order, haven’t been paying attention to the political paroxysm stirred up by Plan Bay AreaRead more about On the Bus »

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