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Lithium-rich NMC cathode

What’s Causing the Voltage Fade in Lithium-rich NMC Cathode Materials?

Researchers led by a University of California San Diego team have published work in the journal Nature Energy that explains what’s causing the performance-reducing “voltage fade”...
Intensive Care Patients

Intensive Care Patients’ Muscles Unable to Use Fats for Energy

The muscles of people in intensive care are less able to use fats for energy, contributing to extensive loss of muscle mass, finds a...
Gold Nanoparticles

How Gold Nanoparticles Could Improve Solar Energy Storage

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods – opening the door...
water from air

Water from Air Without Adding Energy

The NWO Domain Applied and Engineering Sciences has granted a Take-off grant for the valorization of a temperature-sensitive smart textile that obtains water from air,...
nuclear energy

Making Nuclear Energy Safer and More Affordable

In March 2011, as the disastrous accidents were unfolding at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan, Xingang Zhao was contemplating his next...
laser energy

NIF Sets New Laser Energy Record

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory’s (LLNL) National Ignition Facility (NIF) laser system has set a new record, firing 2.15 megajoules (MJ) of energy to its...
wireless communication devices

Merging Antenna and Electronics Boosts Energy and Spectrum Efficiency

By integrating the design of antenna and electronics, researchers have boosted the energy and spectrum efficiency for a new class of millimeter wave transmitters,...
solar cell

Bacteria-Powered Solar Cell Converts Light to Energy, Even Under Overcast Skies

UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. Their cell generated a current...
solar cell architecture, dataset, Race to Zero competition

ETC Solar Wins DOE’s 2018 National Cleantech University Prize Competition

On June 28, ETC Solar from Caltech took first place at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Cleantech University Prize (Cleantech UP) national collegiate...
renewable energy

Cellular Energy Crisis

An energy crisis can trigger years of fuel shortages and high gas prices. Energy shortages in biological cells are even more serious. Consequences include...
Inverse magnetocaloric effect

Materials Research for Energy-Efficient Magnetic Cooling

A German-French research team led by Jülich physicist Nikolaos Biniskos has gained new insights into the inverse magnetocaloric effect with the help of neutron...
climate change

Greener Energy Generation Alone Will Not Help Us Reach Climate Goals

Transporting goods, heating buildings and manufacturing products all rely on fossil fuels. Without serious change now in these sectors, we will be ‘locked in’...
solar cells

New Solar Technology for the Energy Transition

It is crucial that we prevent the Earth from warming by more than two degrees Celsius compared with the pre-industrial era. This is a...
Rare Medical Radioisotope

The Journey of Actinium-225: How Scientists Discovered a New Way to...

Inside a narrow glass tube sits a substance that can harm or cure, depending on how you use it. It gives off a faint...
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Shedding Light on Tomorrow’s Solar Energy

The Sun is becoming an increasingly important source of clean electricity. Accurate sunlight forecasts being developed by A*STAR researchers could greatly improve the performance...
energy-water-food nexus

Sustainability Hinges on Water and Energy Use

The term sustainability is hard to define and even harder to put into practice. Three KAUST scientists from different disciplinary backgrounds discuss how sustainability...
Supercapacitors

As Future Batteries, Hybrid Supercapacitors Are Super-Charged

The Science A newly discovered supercapacitor has the highest energy density of any comparable system as demonstrated by a team of Molecular Foundry users and...
batteryvideo

Sodium- and Potassium-Based Batteries Hold Promise for Cheap Energy Storage

From electric cars that travel hundreds of miles on a single charge to chainsaws as mighty as gas-powered versions, new products hit the market...
qubits

A Bit of Quantum Logic—What Did the Atom Say to the...

The Science Quantum computers could tackle problems that current supercomputers can’t. Quantum computers rely on quantum bits, or “qubits.” Current computers perform millions of calculations,...
Lithium-Ion Batteries

Tripling the Energy Storage of Lithium-Ion Batteries

As the demand for smartphones, electric vehicles, and renewable energy continues to rise, scientists are searching for ways to improve lithium-ion batteries—the most common...