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Perovskite/CIGS tandem cell

Perovskite/CIGS Tandem Cell with Record Efficiency of 24.6 Percent Paves the...

Today at the EU PVSEC conference, imec, the world-leading research and innovation hub in nanoelectronics, energy and digital technologies, presents a thin-film tandem solar...
clean drinking water

Liquid Metal Discovery to Make Toxic Water Safe and Drinkable

UNSW and RMIT researchers have discovered a revolutionary and cheap way to make filters that can turn water contaminated with heavy metals into safe...
Wind Turbine

Long Wind Turbine Blades Require New Composite Materials

As Denmark is getting yet greener and focus on wind energy is increasing, challenges are appearing, too. The reason is the possibility of not...
energy-sustainable negative emissionsvideo

Chemists Demonstrate Sustainable Approach to Carbon Dioxide Capture from Air

Chemists at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a practical, energy-efficient method of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) directly from air. They report their...
pyroelectric system

New Pyroelectric System Transmits Power Wirelessly, Harvesting and Storing Energy from...

In our energy-hungry world, scientists have been working towards better ways to harvest power from renewable environmental resources and more easily supply electricity to...
water molecules

Water Plays Unexpected Role in Forming Minerals

The Science Large crystals growing in water often form from tiny nanocrystals continually attaching together. During attachment, these tiny particles snap to the surface, like...
Wave Energy Converters

A Control System to Improve the Efficiency of Wave Energy Converters

Interest in wave energy has been growing in recent years, and electric generators specially designed to generate electricity from this renewable energy source are...
lithium-ion batteries

UC San Diego Receives Award from Energy Department for Battery Research...

The U.S. Department of Energy has awarded $2.5 million to a team led by the University of California San Diego for battery research in...
Cellular Energy

Unearthing the Secrets of Cellular Energy

Everything the body does—your brain thinking, your heart beating, your cells growing—requires energy. Consequently, it comes as no surprise that disruptions in energy production...
Solar-powered water splitting

All-In-One Light-Driven Water Splitting

Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. A novel catalyst based on semiconductor nanoparticles has now been shown...
Waste Sugar

Synthesis Studies Transform Waste Sugar for Sustainable Energy Storage Applications

Biorefinery facilities are critical to fueling the economy—converting wood chips, grass clippings, and other biological materials into fuels, heat, power, and chemicals. A research team...
Carbon Nanotubes

Carbon Nanotubes Give Two Excitons for the Price of One

The Science Truly secure communications. No eavesdropping. That’s the promise of quantum communication. One challenge to making it a reality is light. We need an...
Terahertz Beams

Tuning Terahertz Beams with Nanoparticles

The Science For years, scientists have dismissed terahertz radiation. Why? There were few ways to control this line-of-sight, nonionizing radiation. However, they saw its potential....
Solar-powered water splitting

All-In-One Light-Driven Water Splitting

In the light of global climate change, there is an urgent need to develop efficient ways of obtaining and storing power from renewable energy...
Energy Sources

Supercomputers for Alternative Energy Sources

Supercomputers are being used increasingly frequently in top-level research to perform highly-complex simulations. As part of the EU-funded cluster ‘Energy-oriented Centre of Excellence (EoCoE)’,...
smart-window

Nanoparticles for Improving Smart-Window Energy Efficiency

But that could begin to change if efforts by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory are successful in commercializing a patented...
Accelerometer

Accelerometer Breakthrough Makes Energy Savings a Piezo-Cake

Chemical engineering researchers from UNSW and RMIT have discovered a revolutionary way to bring down costs and save energy in the manufacture of accelerometers...
Gold Nanostars

Getting an Up-Close, 3-D View of Gold Nanostars

The Science Extremely small structures, far smaller in diameter than a strand of hair, could greatly benefit sensors and other devices. To master these nanomaterials,...
Modular Fluidic System

Modular Fluidic System Developed to Supply Radioisotope Used in Targeted Alpha...

The Science Astatine-211 shows promise for treating certain cancers, but it’s hard to get enough to study. Researchers developed a better way by creating an...
Reliable Energy

Two Ideas Bring Promise of Reliable Energy in the Outback

For remote communities across Australia, and potentially the world, the dream of a reliable electricity supply is getting tantalisingly close to becoming a reality. Funded...