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Australian scientists have developed a solar paint that will not only keep your house looking good, but also produced hydrogen, one of the cleanest fuels, from water vapour.

The paint was developed by a team from RMIT University in Melbourne led by Torben Daeneke and is based on a new compound called synthetic molybdenum-sulphide that absorbs moisture like silica gel – the material often found in sachets that keep electronics and food dry.

Unlike silica gel however, synthetic molybdenum-sulphide also acts as a semiconductor and catalyst for the separation of water into hydrogen and oxygen.

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Category: Science