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solar cell

Researchers Discovered New Method for Improving Perovskite Solar Cell Performance

The Aalto-developed treatment builds on previous breakthroughs improving the efficiency and longevity of perovskite solar cells using established printing methods (carbon back contact based...
graphene

Rice U. Chemists Create 3-D Printed Graphene Foam

Nanotechnologists from Rice University and China’s Tianjin University have used 3-D laser printing to fabricate centimeter-sized objects of atomically thin graphene. The research could yield...
batteries

Research Collaboration Brings New Concepts for Potassium-ion Batteries

Researchers are making progress in developing rechargeable batteries based on potassium, a potential alternative to lithium that’s less expensive and far more plentiful, and...
climatevideo

Wet and Stormy Weather Lashed California Coast…8,200 Years Ago

The weather report for California 8,200 years ago was exceptionally wet and stormy. That is the conclusion of a paleoclimate study that analyzed stalagmite records...
solar desalinationvideo

Freshwater from Salt Water Using Only Solar Energy

A federally funded research effort to revolutionize water treatment has yielded an off-grid technology that uses energy from sunlight alone to turn salt water...
carbon capture solvents

Next-gen Solvents Capture Carbon with Half the Energy

U.S. energy production could increase with the help of an improved carbon capture technology that use about half the energy of today's standard technologies....
carbon dioxide

New Carbon Nitride Material Coupled with Ruthenium Enhances Visible-light CO2 Reduction...

With the on-going depletion of fossil fuels, the rise in greenhouse gases, the issue of how to make clean, safe and affordable energy remains...
printed sensor

Printed Sensors Monitor Tire Wear in Real Time

Electrical engineers at Duke University have invented an inexpensive printed sensor that can monitor the tread of car tires in real time, warning drivers...
quantum

Quantum-aided Frequency Measurements

Accurate frequency measurements are of crucial importance in many scientific and technological applications. To analyse biologically relevant molecules, for instance, one measures the frequencies...
Giant Viruses

The Rise of Giant Viruses

The Science The number of microbes in, on, and around the planet is said to outnumber the stars in the sky. The number of viruses...
Revolutionize Graphene

New Chemical Method Could Revolutionize Graphene

University of Illinois at Chicago scientists have discovered a new chemical method that enables graphene to be incorporated into a wide range of applications...
microbial

Turning Waste into Fuels, Microbial Style

The Science Life on this planet is fueled by sugars and compounds made via photosynthesis. Photosynthetic bacteria use light and turn carbon dioxide to produce...
climate

Defrosting the World’s Freezer: Thawing Permafrost

Snowy peaks rise up in one direction; boggy tundra spreads across the other. Fuzzy heads of long-stemmed plants sway in the wind, interspersed with...
Graphene Transistor

Graphene Transistor Could Mean Computers That Are 1,000 Times Faster

A University of Central Florida professor is part of a research team that developed a graphene-based transistor that could someday lead to computers that...
food waste, weight gain, ultrathin graphene, Idiopathic intracranial hypertension, biopolymer, Memory limits, brain cancers, robots, sperm tails

Cornell Engineers Transform Food Waste into Green Energy

In a classic tale of turning trash into treasure, two different processes soon may be the favored dynamic duo to turn food waste into...
climate changevideo

Peatlands, Already Dwindling, Could Face Further Losses

Tropical peat swamp forests, which once occupied large swaths of Southeast Asia and other areas, provided a significant “sink” that helped remove carbon dioxide...
graphene

Graphene Enhancing Our Vision of the Infinitely Small

Developing new scientific devices pushing the limits of what we can observe and measure does not occur overnight. There are typically baby steps involved,...
climate changevideo

Alpine Streams Produce More CO2 after a Warm Winter

Numerous researchers are looking at the impact of climate change on the Alps. And one of the most obvious effects is the low snowfall...
Batteries

One Step Closer to Practical Fast Charging Batteries

The Science Electrodes are critical parts of every battery architecture – charge too fast, and you can decrease the charge-discharge cycle life or damage the...
Boron

Nothing Boring about the Thinnest Boron Ever

The Science To revolutionize devices such as solar cells and supercomputers, scientists want mechanically and chemically robust, strong materials that also conduct. A team pushed...