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MIT researchers find clues to planets' birth
Meteorites that are among the oldest rocks ever found have provided new clues about the conditions that existed at the beginning of the solar system, solving a longstanding mystery and overturning some accepted ideas about the way planets form. (2008-10-30)
Hydrogen from sunlight -- but as a dark reaction
The storage of photogenerated electric energy and its release on demand are still among the main obstacles in artificial photosynthesis. (2016-12-09)
Semitransparent and flexible -- Solar cells made from atomically thin sheet
A new method for fabricating semitransperant, flexible solar cells has greatly improved power conversion efficiency. (2017-09-25)
Solar greenhouses generate electricity and grow healthy crops
Crops grown in electricity-generating solar greenhouses were as healthy as those raised in conventional ones, signaling the promise of this 'smart' technology. (2017-11-03)
Development of graphene microwave photodetector
DGIST developed cryogenic microwave photodetector which is able to detect 100,000 times smaller light energy compared to the existing photedetectors. (2016-11-24)
NREL investigates coatings needed for concentrating solar power
Next-generation concentrating solar power (CSP) plants require high-temperature fluids, like molten salts, in the range of 550-750 degrees Celsius to store heat and generate electricity. (2017-09-18)
Researchers create first global map of water in Moon's soil
A new study maps the trace concentrations of water implanted in the lunar soil by the solar wind, a water source that could be used as resource in future lunar exploration. (2017-09-13)
New discovery could improve organic solar cell performance
Scientists who are members of a new energy materials-related science center based at Berkeley Lab have solved a mystery that could lead to gains in efficiency for organic solar cells. (2018-01-24)
A solar cell you can put in the wash
Scientists from RIKEN and the University of Tokyo have developed a new type of ultra-thin photovoltaic device, coated on both sides with stretchable and waterproof films, which can continue to provide electricity from sunlight even after being soaked in water or being stretched and compressed. (2017-09-18)
Transformation to wind and solar achievable with low indirect GHG emissions
Different low carbon technologies from wind or solar energy to fossil carbon capture and sequestration (CCS) differ greatly when it comes to indirect GHG emissions in their life cycle. (2017-12-08)
High efficiency solar power conversion allowed by a novel composite material
A composite thin film made of two different inorganic oxide materials significantly improves the performance of solar cells. (2018-04-09)
Throwing new light on printed organic solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey have achieved record power conversion efficiencies for large area organic solar cells. (2016-11-30)
Monocrystalline silicon thin film for cost-cutting solar cells with 10-times faster growth rate fabricated
A research team from Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) and Waseda University have successfully produced high-quality thin film monocrystalline silicon with a reduced crystal defect density down to the silicon wafer level at a growth rate that is more than 10 times higher than before. (2018-03-16)
Astronomers discover 'young Jupiter' exoplanet
A team of astronomers that includes University of Georgia professor Inseok Song has discovered a Jupiter-like planet within a young star system that could serve as a decoder ring for understanding how planets formed around the sun. (2015-08-13)
UH research finds evidence of 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars
Analysis of a Martian meteorite found in Africa in 2012 has uncovered evidence of at least 2 billion years of volcanic activity on Mars. (2017-02-01)
Printable solar cells just got a little closer
A University of Toronto Engineering innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. (2017-02-16)
UNH Researchers find space radiation is increasingly more hazardous
UNH Researchers Find Space Radiation is Increasingly More Hazardous. (2018-03-15)
NASA's SDO Reveals How Magnetic Cage on the Sun Stopped Solar Eruption
A dramatic magnetic power struggle at the Sun's surface lies at the heart of solar eruptions, new research using NASA data shows. (2018-02-23)
A simple additive to improve film quality
Simple chemicals called glycol ethers help make better perovskite thin films for solar cells. (2017-09-18)
Active region on sun continues to emit solar flares
The sun emitted two mid-level solar flares on Sept. 7, 2017. (2017-09-07)
Pulsating Aurora mysteries uncovered with help from NASA's THEMIS mission
The precise mechanism driving pulsating auroras, long unknown, has now been identified with help from NASA's THEMIS mission. (2018-02-20)
Solar cells more efficient thanks to new material standing on edge
Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and from Fudan University in China have successfully designed a new structural organization using the promising solar cell material perovskite. (2017-05-23)
New key regulator of acquisition of immune tolerance to tumor cells in cancer patients
Researchers of the Chromatin and Disease Group from the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute (IDIBELL) in Barcelona have identified a distinctive epigenetic event in immune cells that differentiate in the tumoral microenvironment and make them tolerant to cancer cells. (2017-10-03)
World's first solar fuels reactor for night passes test
International solar thermal energy researchers have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that runs on air, able to make any solar fuel like hydrogen and to run day or night - because it uses concentrated solar power (CSP) which can include thermal energy storage. (2018-02-21)
Heart derived stem cells develop into heart muscle
Dutch researchers at University Medical Center Utrecht and the Hubrecht Institute have succeeded in growing large numbers of stem cells from adult human hearts into new heart muscle cells. (2008-04-23)
Three UNIST researchers named world's most highly cited researchers
Three researchers, affiliated with South Korea's Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology (UNIST) ranked in the top 1 percent in their fields globally. (2017-11-29)
Potassium is critical to circadian rhythms in human red blood cells
An innovative new study from the University of Surrey and Cambridge's MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology, published in the prestigious journal Nature Communications, has uncovered the secrets of the circadian rhythms in red blood cells and identified potassium as the key to unravelling the mystery. (2017-12-12)
New dual-atom catalyst shows promise to yield clean energy by artificial photosynthesis
An international team of researchers from the US and China has synthesized a dispersed catalyst featuring two atoms, yielding a stable and highly active platform that could facilitate solar water oxidation for the production and storage of clean energy, the team reports in the latest Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. (2018-03-05)
Solar cell design with over 50 percent energy-conversion efficiency
Solar cells convert the sun's energy into electricity by converting photons into electrons. (2017-04-23)
The Red Planet is severely gassed out
New measurements of Mars' thin atmosphere show that most of it has been lost to space due to bombardment from solar wind; this was the likely driver of the transition in Martian climate from an early, warm, wet environment to today's cold, dry, thin atmosphere. (2017-03-30)
Nature of immune cells in the human brain disclosed
Researchers from the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience and Amsterdam UMC have disclosed the nature of how T cells protect the brain against harmful viruses. (2018-11-02)
Three NASA satellites recreate solar eruption in 3-D
Scientists have developed a model that simulates how shocks following coronal mass ejections, or CMEs, propagate from the sun -- an effort made possible only by combining data from three different NASA satellites. (2018-03-09)
It's a trap!
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have published a new study that identifies the process by which holes get trapped in nanoparticles made of zinc oxide, a material of potential interest for solar applications because it absorbs ultraviolet light. (2018-03-28)
Discovery of 'doping' mechanism in semiconductor nanocrystals
Novel electronic devices based upon nanotechnology may soon be realized due to a new understanding of how impurities, or 'dopants,' can be intentionally incorporated into semiconductor nanocrystals. (2005-07-07)
ASU professor Davies addresses why we have yet to find extraterrestrial life
Are we alone in the universe? Few questions have captured the public imagination more than this. (2018-02-16)
All pooped out -- this is how norovirus does it
Researchers have long sought to identify the cells in the gut that are susceptible to infection by norovirus, the leading cause of viral gastroenteritis worldwide -- and now one team has pinpointed the type of cell that falls victim. (2018-04-12)
Solving solar system quandaries is simple: Just flip-flop the position of Uranus and Neptune
The planets in our solar system weren't always in the order they are today. (2007-12-11)
SwRI scientists introduce cosmochemical model for Pluto formation
Southwest Research Institute scientists integrated NASA's New Horizons discoveries with data from ESA's Rosetta mission to develop a new theory about how Pluto may have formed at the edge of our solar system. (2018-05-25)
Gold standards for nanoparticles
KAUST researchers reveal how small organic 'citrate' ions can stabilize gold nanoparticles, assisting research on the structures' potential. (2017-03-28)
Copper catalyst yields high efficiency CO2-to-fuels conversion
Berkeley Lab scientists have developed a new electrocatalyst that can directly convert carbon dioxide into multicarbon fuels and alcohols using record-low inputs of energy. (2017-09-18)
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