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Black Phosphorus is New ‘Wonder Material’ for Improving Optical Communication

by University of Minnesota

Phosphorus, a highly reactive element commonly found in match heads, tracer bullets, and fertilizers, can be turned into a stable crystalline form known as black phosphorus. In a new study, researchers from the University of Minnesota used an ultrathin black phosphorus film—only 20 layers of atoms—to demonstrate high-speed data communication on nanoscale optical circuits.

Chinese Herbal Extract May Help Kill Cancer Cells

by American Physiological Society

The Chinese herb thunder god vine (Tirpterygium wilforii) has been shown to suppress GRP78, eventually leading to pancreatic cancer cell death according to University of Minnesota researchers.

Creating Fuel from Sunlight

by University of Minnesota
Turning fossil fuel into energy is easy: You just burn it. And live with the carbon dioxide byproduct. What if we could reverse the process and turn water and carbon dioxide back into fuel?