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laser technology

E.T., We’re Home

If extraterrestrial intelligence exists somewhere in our galaxy, a new MIT study proposes that laser technology on Earth could, in principle, be fashioned into...
solar cell technologyvideo

DTU Optimizes Solar Cell Technology

The results are expected to contribute to Denmark becoming the leader in the field in the solar industry.The Danish energy company European Energy has just established...
solar cells

Supersizing Perovskite Solar Cells

A perovskite solar module the size of an A4 sheet of paper, which is nearly six times bigger than 10x10 cm2 modules of that...
solar-powered system

A New Way to Remove Ice Buildup Without Power or Chemicals

From airplane wings to overhead powerlines to the giant blades of wind turbines, a buildup of ice can cause problems ranging from impaired performance...
Fusion Plasmas

No More Zigzags: Scientists Uncover Mechanism That Stabilizes Fusion Plasmas

Sawtooth swings — up-and-down ripples found in everything from stock prices on Wall Street to ocean waves — occur periodically in the temperature and...
Molecular Movievideo

Scientists Make the First Molecular Movie of One of Nature’s Most...

Scientists have made the first molecular movie of the instant when light hits a sensor that's widely used in nature for probing the environment...
Sea Ice

Weather Anomalies Accelerate the Melting of Sea Ice

In the winter of 2015/16, something happened that had never before been seen on this scale: at the end of December, temperatures rose above...
Artificial intelligence

Artificial Intelligence Breaks the Code to True Love

Right from old-fashioned matchmaking to modern dating services, romantic matchmakers have focused on what singles themselves desired when they assisted them in the hunt...
skin cancer

Immunotherapy Highly Effective in Treatment of Rare Skin Cancer, Study Finds

Findings In a UCLA-led study, more than two-thirds of people with a rare type of melanoma responded positively to treatment with anti-PD-1 immunotherapies. The findings,...
exoplanets

Citizen Scientists Discover Five Tightly Packed Exoplanets

Five new planets have been discovered outside our solar system, all orbiting a sun-like star located within the constellation Aquarius, nearly 620 light years...
cloud cycle

Climate Models Underestimate Cooling Effect of Daily Cloud Cycle

The researchers report in the journal Nature Communications that models tend to factor in too much of the sun’s daily heat, which results in...
fuel cellsvideo

Harnessing the Power of Algae: New, Greener Fuel Cells Move Step...

This a big step forward in the search for alternative, greener fuelsPaolo BombelliAs the global population increases, so too does energy demand. The threat...
Wearable Device

Researchers Develop World’s Smallest Wearable Device

A Northwestern Engineering professor, working in conjunction with the global beauty company L’Oréal, has developed the smallest wearable device in the world. The wafer-thin, feather-light...
black holes

Supermassive Black Holes Control Star Formation in Large Galaxies

Young galaxies blaze with bright new stars forming at a rapid rate, but star formation eventually shuts down as a galaxy evolves. A new...
star

‘Winking’ Star 550 Light-Years Away May Be Devouring Wrecked Planets

Ateam of U.S. astronomers including UCLA’s Benjamin Zuckerman has found evidence suggesting that the strange, unpredictable dimming of a star 550 light-years away may...
floating solarvideo

Columbia Engineers Develop Floating Solar Fuels Rig for Seawater Electrolysis

In a single hour, more energy from the sun hits the Earth than all the energy used by humankind in an entire year. Imagine...
ventilation systemvideo

Auto-Reactive Facade Ventilation Saves Energy

"Our approach is fundamentally different from all previous concepts: For decades, efforts to air condition glazed office and administration buildings have grown continuously more...
plasma turbulence

Study Sheds Light on Turbulence in Astrophysical Plasmas

Plasmas, gas-like collections of ions and electrons, make up an estimated 99 percent of the visible matter in the universe, including the sun, the...
thermal energy

A New Way to Store Thermal Energy

In large parts of the developing world, people have abundant heat from the sun during the day, but most cooking takes place later in...
metamaterials

Developing “ABCs” for Exploiting New Phenomena in Light-Matter Interactions

A unique class of engineered light-manipulating materials, known as metamaterials or structured materials, makes use of patterns of strongly interacting wavelength or sub-wavelength-sized elements....