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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...
soilvideo

‘Standards Are Desperately Needed for Plastic and Pesticide Contamination in Soil’

Plastic covers are used in agriculture, such as asparagus cultivation, to prevent moisture loss and weed growth and to retain solar energy in spring....
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...
space junk

Space Junk: The Cluttered Frontier

Hundreds of millions of pieces of space junk orbit the Earth daily, from chips of old rocket paint, to shards of solar panels, and...
Exoplanets

New Branch in Family Tree of Exoplanets Discovered

Since the mid-1990s, when the first planet around another sun-like star was discovered, astronomers have been amassing what is now a large collection of...
light energy

The Exciting Future of Light Energy

In a world of growing energy needs, and a global imperative to halt carbon emissions, a tiny ‘quasiparticle’ called an exciton could provide the...
climate change

Ancient Ozone Levels Provide a Glimpse into Future Effects of Climate...

As plants, animals, volcanoes, human beings, cars, and factories emit gases and particles into the atmosphere, invisible molecules in the air around us act...
hydrogen fuel cells, Parkinson’s disease, sleep apnea, parasitic worms, melanoma, climate, wastewater

Grant Focuses on ‘Hydrogen Sponge’ for Use in Fuel-cell Vehicles

Finding practical hydrogen storage technologies for vehicles powered by fuel cells is the focus of a $682,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Energy,...
solar cell

‘Magic’ Alloy Could Spur next Generation of Solar Cells

In what could be a major step forward for a new generation of solar cells called "concentrator photovoltaics," University of Michigan researchers have developed...
nanomaterials

Synthetic Development of Low-dimensional Nanomaterials Could Revolutionize Future Technologies

Ames, IA –Javier Vela, scientist at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory, believes improvements in computer processors, TV displays and solar cells will...
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...
cleaning robot

An Energy-efficient Cleaning Robot

At a solar energy farm just outside Budapest in Hungary, a cleaning robot is industriously getting on with today’s task. Hundreds of square metres...
jupiter

Lab Scientist Finds Jupiter Is One Old-timer

An international group of scientists has found that Jupiter is the oldest planet in our solar system. By looking at tungsten and molybdenum isotopes on...
solar cell, blood cancers, breast cancer, SIRT5, gut bacteria, stem cells, cancer, improved connectivity, enzyme sirtuin 6, prostate cancer, brain cancers, lithium-air fuel cell

Group’s Measuring Tool Probes Solar-Cell Materials

Next-generation solar cells made from organic compounds hold great promise in meeting future energy needs, but researchers are still striving to gain a deep...
sunlight’s spectrum

Concept Could Sustainably Meet Human Resource Needs of ‘Full Earth’

A new concept proposes to provide food, energy and water resources for the world’s growing population by combining systems that simultaneously use different parts...
solar cells

Novel Techniques Examine Solar Cells with Nanoscale Precision

Using two novel techniques, researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have for the first time examined, with nanometer-scale precision, the...
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A Benchmark Dataset to Advance Heliospheric Research

The HELCATS (Heliospheric Cataloguing, Analysis and Techniques Service) project focuses on ‘Coronal mass ejections’ (CMEs) — enormous plasma/magnetic field structures that are expelled from...
drones

Engineers Design Drones That Can Stay Aloft for Five Days

In the event of a natural disaster that disrupts phone and Internet systems over a wide area, autonomous aircraft could potentially hover over affected...
solar cells

Glass for Solar Cells and Phone Screens Resists Light Degradation

The Science For materials in solar cells, cell phones, and other devices, the material should not change in undesirable ways when exposed to sunlight. Scientists...
molecules

A Seating Plan for Molecules

Individual pieces of a jigsaw puzzle joined together as if moved by magic – that is what FAU materials researchers imagine when they apply...