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When Solar-Powered Drones Meet Arctic Glaciers

What better place than the Arctic for testing the new generation of solar-powered aircraft? The Autonomous Systems Laboratory ASL has developed a pioneering solar-powered...
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A Sputtering Step Closer to Cheaper Solar Cells

In the search for alternatives to silicon-based solar cells, A*STAR researchers are investigating a new material that is cheaper and easier to make, and...
gold film

MIPT Scientists Revisit Optical Constants of Ultrathin Gold Films

Metal films with a thickness of tens of nanometers, or tens of billionths of a meter, are widely used to produce compact chemical and...
solar-powered cars

TU/e Students Win Bridgestone World Solar Challenge

Getting maximum points The aim of the Cruiser Class is to transport as many people as possible 3,000 kilometers from Darwin to Adelaide in the...
Solar Decathlonvideo

The Swiss Team wins the Solar Decathlon Competition

After more than two years of intense preparation, the Swiss team can be proud of the performance of its students. All in all, over...
solar

Think Laterally to Sidestep Production Problems

Super thin photovoltaic devices underpin solar technology and gains in the efficiency of their production are therefore keenly sought. KAUST researchers have combined and...
plant metabolism

New Technique Tracks Plant Photosynthesis from Space

University of Sydney and NASA researchers have developed a revolutionary new technique to image plant photosynthesis using satellite-based remote-sensing, with potential applications in climate...
water splitting

Hematite-based Nanowire Structures to Enhance Solar-to-Fuel Conversion in Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting

Photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting is a process whereby sunlight is harnessed in combination with specialised semiconductor materials to induce electrolysis and separate the hydrogen...
solar power

Enhancing Solar Power with ‘Jewels of the Sea’

Diatoms, a kind of algae that reproduces prodigiously, have been called “the jewels of the sea” for their ability to manipulate light. Now, researchers...
battery

Making Renewable Power more Viable for the Grid

Wind and solar power are increasingly popular sources for renewable energy. But intermittency issues keep them from connecting widely to the U.S. grid: They...
Ceramic Pump

Ceramic Pump Moves Molten Metal at a Record 1,400 Degrees Celsius

The new pump could facilitate high efficiency, low-cost thermal storage, providing a new way to store renewable energy generated by wind and solar power,...
volcanoes

Big, Bad, Martian Volcanoes Unveiled

They are bigger, scarier and last longer. That's the conclusion of a team of scientists, including Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory cosmochemist Bill Cassata, about the...
hydrogen

Reimagining Hydrogen: A Small Molecule With Large-Scale Ideas

While hydrogen is often talked about as a pollution-free fuel of the future, especially for use in fuel cell electric vehicles, hydrogen can be...
Solar-Powered Devices

UMD Researchers Work to Mitigate Water Scarcity Crisis with Solar-Powered Devices...

Engineers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have created a novel technological solution to the pressing global challenge of water...
satellite

Lockheed Martin Completes First Flexible Solar Array for LM 2100 Satellite

After years of development, Lockheed Martin completed the first flight build of its new Multi-mission Modular (MM) Solar Array. This new flexible array advances...
video

Prototype Shows How Tiny Photodetectors Can Double Their Efficiency

Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have developed a photodetector – a device that senses light – by combining two distinct inorganic materials...
solar radiation

Solar Radiation Is More Important than Rainfall to Amazon Rainforest Leaf...

An aspect of the Amazon Rainforest that has been known for many decades is that trees produce new leaves and the forest becomes greener...
solar cells

Record Stability for Perovskite Solar Cells, Efficiency over 20%

Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) can offer high light-conversion efficiency with low manufacturing costs. But to be commercially viable, perovskite films must also be durable...
carbon

It Takes the Right Amount of Carbon

The element carbon and its compounds form the basics for life on Earth. Short-duration flash-heating events in the solar nebula prior to the formation...
Thermoelectric Generatorvideo

UNIST Researchers Develop Wearable Solar Thermoelectric Generator

A recent study, led by Professor Kyoung Jin Choi in the School of Materials Science and Engineering at UNIST has introduced a new advanced...