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Breaking the Wall of Personalized Energy How Artificial Leaves Can Solve the Global Energy Crisis

Title
Breaking the Wall of Personalized Energy [electronic resource (video)] : How Artificial Leaves Can Solve the Global Energy Crisis / Falling Walls Foundation.
Published
New York, N.Y. : Infobase, [2014], c2013.
Physical Description
1 streaming video file (15 min.) : sound, color.
Local Notes
Access is available to the Yale community.
Notes
Encoded with permission for digital streaming by Infobase on November 13, 2014.
Films on Demand is distributed by Infobase for Films for the Humanities & Sciences, Cambridge Educational, Meridian Education, and Shopware.
Closed-captioned.
Title from distributor's description.
Access and use
Access restricted by licensing agreement.
Summary
In 2011, Daniel Nocera conquered global media attention when he presented a cheap coated-silicon sheet which, when placed in a glass of tap water and exposed to sunlight, is able to split water into hydrogen and oxygen. Both gases can be collected, stored as fuel in private households and later be fed to fuel cells to generate electricity. While the dream of artificial photosynthesis has been chased by generations of scientists, it was Nocera who included a bottom-up approach in his research, which aims at providing energy for the world's poorest people. "If there is one thing that's unique to the technology development I've done, it has been doing science with the super-poor in mind." Under the impact of the Arab oil embargo and other oil crises of the 70s and 80s, Nocera envisioned his scientific career as humanitarian activity focused on the discovery of the "guarded secret of plants", a concept which was introduced to the scientific debate in 1912 by Italian chemist Ciamician. In order to prepare the artificial leaf for global application, Nocera already managed to reduce production costs significantly by substituting the rare and expensive platinum used in earlier models with inexpensive and earth-abundant materials. As a next step, nanotechnology might help make the leaf more efficient and reduce production costs. At Falling Walls, Daniel Nocera speaks about the walls to break on the way to a global energy revolution.
Variant and related titles
How Artificial Leaves Can Solve the Global Energy Crisis
Films on demand.
Other formats
Originally produced: Falling Walls Foundation, 2013.
Format
Images / Online / Video & Film
Language
English
Added to Catalog
May 20, 2019
System details note
Mode of access: Internet.
System requirements: FOD playback platform.
Contents
Breaking the Wall of Personalized Energy: How Artificial Leaves Can Solve the Global Energy Crisis.
Videorecording number
60305 Infobase
Genre/Form
Educational films.
Internet videos.
Also listed under
Nocera, Daniel G., 1957-
Falling Walls Foundation
Films for the Humanities & Sciences (Firm)
Infobase.
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