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solar cell

Twisting Molecule Wrings More Power from Solar Cells

The Science Inside a solar cell, sunlight excites electrons. But these electrons often don’t last long enough to go on to power cell phones or...
memristors

Living Cell Culture Learning Process to Be Implemented for the First...

Lobachevsky University scientists under the supervision of Alexey Mikhailov, Head of the UNN PTRI Laboratory of Thin Film Physics and Technology, are working to...
Plant power

New Routes to Renewables: Sandia Speeds Transformation of Biofuel Waste into...

A Sandia National Laboratories-led team has demonstrated faster, more efficient ways to turn discarded plant matter into chemicals worth billions. The team’s findings could...
photonic circuits

Hybrid Circuit Combines Single-Photon Generator and Efficient Waveguides on One Chip

Scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and their collaborators have taken a new step forward in the quest to build...
perovskites

Let There Be (White) Light: New Materials Shine Out

The Science Changing how we light our homes and offices could save energy, but new lighting technology requires new materials with the right properties. Materials...
robotvideo

New Robobee Flies, Dives, Swims and Explodes out the of Water

We’ve seen RoboBees that can fly, stick to walls, and dive into water. Now, get ready for a hybrid RoboBee that can fly, dive...
Smartphone Screens

Sussex Physicists Have Breakthrough on Brittle Smartphone Screens

Scientists at the University of Sussex may have found a solution to the long-standing problem of brittle smartphone screens. Professor Alan Dalton and his team...
solar cells

Plenty of Room at the Top: Breaking through the Sunlight-to-Electricity Conversion...

The Science Solar-excited “hot” electrons are usually wasted as heat in conventional silicon solar cells. In a new type of solar cell, known as a...
Hybrid Module Mobilityvideo

UNIST-Mando Embark on Developing Self-charging Electric Bike

A UNIST design team has revealed its new self-charging electric bike design concept, “Hybrid Module Mobility” at the 67th IAA Frankfurt Motor Show, the world’s...
batteries

Organic/Inorganic Sulfur May Be Key for Safe Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

We have come a long way from leaky sulfur-acid automobile batteries, but modern lithium batteries still have some down sides. Now a team of...
drug

York Scientists Pioneer New Directional Drug Release Gel

Assembled by carefully designed molecules, the goal of such hybrid hydrogels is to only release drugs when brought into contact with a target such...
Artificial pancreas

Artificial Pancreas Gets a Trial Run

Nine-year-old Summer Alba watched in rapt attention as the tour guide at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History animatedly outlined the profile of...
Autumn Leaves

High-Tech Electronics Made from Autumn Leaves

Northern China’s roadsides are peppered with deciduous phoenix trees, producing an abundance of fallen leaves in autumn. These leaves are generally burned in the...
rubber

Harvard Researchers Develop Tough, Self-Healing Rubber

Imagine a tire that could heal after being punctured or a rubber band that never snapped. Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of...
solar cells

Fewer Defects from a 2D Approach

Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2D...
biomaterial

Researchers at NYU Tandon Create New Biomaterial That Delivers Both a...

Clinicians today have an arsenal of more than 200 drugs at their disposal for treating a range of cancers — 68 drugs were approved...
peanut allergies, ovarian cancer

New Studies Show Molecular Make-up of Ovarian Cancer May Determine Speed...

When it comes to ovarian cancer, 60 percent of patients are diagnosed in stage III, meaning the cancer has already metastasized, or spread, throughout...
Porous Materials

New Class of Porous Materials Better Separates Carbon Dioxide from Other...

The Science Heat and humidity can harm materials. The conditions inside smokestacks often damage materials that could remove carbon dioxide. This is especially true for...
Hybrid Membrane

Hybrid Membrane Creates a Stir on the Global Market

The news story made a big splash: in January 2016 ETH researchers Professor Raffaele Mezzenga and his senior researcher Sreenath Bolisetty published a study...
hybrid silicon lasers

Laying the Foundations for Hybrid Silicon Lasers

Producing semiconductor lasers on a silicon wafer is a long-held goal for the electronics industry, but their fabrication has proved challenging. Now, researchers at...