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Oara Neumann and Naomi Halas, Rice University

Caption: Rice University graduate student Oara Neumann, left, and scientist Naomi Halas are co-authors of new research on a highly efficient method of turning sunlight into heat. They expect their technology to have an initial impact as an ultra-small-scale system to treat human waste in developing nations without sewer systems or electricity.

Credit: Jeff Fitlow/Rice University

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