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Game-Changing Photosynthetic Solar Cell Engineered

‘Artificial leaf’ converts atmospheric CO2 directly into syngas Simulated sunlight powers a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas. Image: news.uic.edu Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel Bill Burton, July 28, 2016: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that…

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Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D.

Medicine In Harmony by Scott Rollins, M.D. Death by the Prescription Pad  Primum non nocere or “first, do no harm” is taught to all healthcare providers, so that we might always remember that in our efforts to do something good we also risk doing something bad. Physicians, much like politicians, often feel the need to do…

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A Trip Of A Lifetime

Montrose is start & finish for 2016 Bicycle Tour of Colorado; City-wide celebration welcomes summer visitors MONTROSE: On June 19-25, more than 600 cyclists from all over the world will participate in the 22nd Annual Bicycle Tour of Colorado(BTC), one of Colorado’s ultimate cycling adventures. Riders will be cycling 359 miles through the beautiful Colorado…

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Positively Karen

Spring Now and Then Rain, cool nights, semi-warm days. Spring is in bloom everywhere I look.   Sitting on the back step with a glass of iced tea I watch several chestnut brown birds ignore me and continue pulling earth worms from irish green lawn. A robin wings by with twig in her beak. I assume…

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Vitality by Sandy Lauzon

Time’s Challenge I wonder how quickly I have reached nearly half way through my seventh decade of life. Perhaps, because I couldn’t wait.   I couldn’t wait to start first grade at five years old. I had been practicing going to school ever since I could remember. I had a pencil box with pencils, erasers,…

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Treasures From The Inbox #7-3

If you get email, you get stuff. Sometimes it is spam, sometimes it is a true gem. Here is one of those gems worth sharing: Granny My sister, whom everyone lovingly calls ‘Granny’, is eighty-eight years old and still driving. She writes: Dear brother, The other day I went up to our local Christian book…

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Hot New Solar Cell

System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency MIT researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, an STPV device that has a higher solar-to-electrical conversion efficiency compared to that of the underlying PV cell. Photo: courtesy of the researchers. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office, May 23, 2016: A team of MIT…