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Science Behind Game-Changing Solar Cells & Method of CO2 Capture

GE Reports recently showcased two research projects that could stem increases in global warming, the effects of which are being felt in many parts of Africa. Jeffrey Carbeck explains research into the capture and use of atmospheric heat-trapping CO2 to grow Omega 3-producing micro-algae which is then fed to fish. Dorothy Pomerantz writes about perovskites and why the material has the potential of ushering in a "new era for low-cost, high-efficiency" solar cells. More about GE in Africa in this BRIEFING.

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The process of growing Omega 3-producing micro-algae with captured CO2 and using it for things like fish farming might sound like an ideal way to tackle climate change, and the practice is still in its infancy