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Converting atmospheric carbon dioxide into batteries
Scientists from Vanderbilt and George Washington universities have worked out a way to make electric vehicles not just carbon neutral, but carbon negative by demonstrating how the graphite electrodes used in the lithium-ion batteries can be replaced with carbon recovered from the atmosphere. (2016-03-02)
2-D materials enhance a 3-D world
A 2-D layer increases the effectiveness of optoelectronics. (2017-01-10)
New system could predict solar flares, give advance warning
Researchers may have discovered a new method to predict solar flares more than a day before they occur, providing advance warning to help protect satellites, power grids and astronauts from potentially dangerous radiation. (2012-08-13)
Production of key diabetes cells can be improved
In the future diabetics might benefit from getting insulin-regulating beta cells transplanted into their body because their own beta cells are destroyed or less functional. (2017-09-21)
Missing link in planet evolution found
For the first time ever, astronomers have detected a 1.3 km radius body at the edge of the solar system. (2019-01-28)
Two asteroid fly-bys for Rosetta
Today the Rosetta Science Working Team has made the final selection of the asteroids that Rosetta will observe at close quarters during its journey to Comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko. (2004-03-11)
New instrumentation helps scientists better predict space weather
New instrumentation and observing techniques, being developed by researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, are helping scientists better understand and predict space weather. (2006-12-11)
Solar energy production has enormous potential in southeastern Ontario: Queen's University studies
Solar power in southeastern Ontario has the potential to produce almost the same amount of power as all the nuclear reactors in the United States, according to two studies conducted by the Queen's University Applied Sustainability Research Group located in Kingston, Canada. (2010-04-14)
Natural resistance of pigment cells to sunlight may make deadly skin cancer tough to treat
Scientists at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute have discovered that a gene that enables the skin's pigmented cells to survive harsh sunlight may have a darker side as well: making the deadly skin cancer, malignant melanoma, highly resistant to treatment. (2002-06-13)
Two volcanoes trigger crises of the late antiquity
Contemporary chronicles, archaeological studies and physical evidence all point to severe climatic changes and ensuing social crises in the middle of the 6th century. (2016-04-19)
Titanium dioxide film enhances the sun's natural disinfection power
With fears about overfishing and the sustainability of fish stocks in our seas fish farming is becoming big business. (2012-01-12)
MAVEN Solar Wind Electron Analyzer seeks answers at microscopic levels
When the Mars Atmosphere and Volatile Evolution Mission launches in November to study why the Red Planet is losing its atmosphere, one of its instruments will look to electrically charged particles called electrons for answers. (2013-11-12)
McMaster University awarded more than $2.3 million for projects that grow economy
Seven McMaster researchers have been awarded more than $2.3 million from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council to work with industry to grow the economy and create jobs. (2016-03-02)
Astronomers find that the sun's core rotates four times faster that its surface
The sun's core rotates nearly four times faster than the sun's surface, an international team of astronomers reports in the journal Astronomy & Astrophysics. (2017-07-31)
'Cataclysmic' collision shaped Uranus' evolution
Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research. (2018-07-02)
Researchers use silicon nanoparticles for enhancing solar cells efficiency
An international research group improved perovskite solar cells efficiency by using materials with better light absorption properties. (2018-09-06)
Metal leads to the desired configuration
Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. (2018-10-09)
Stanford team locates nearly all US solar panels in a billion images with machine learning
Stanford researchers have identified the GPS locations and sizes of almost all US solar power installations from a billion images. (2018-12-19)
Adult mouse bone marrow stem cells can become cells of the nervous system
University of Minnesota researchers show that adult bone marrow stem cells can be induced to differentiate into cells of the midbrain. (2003-08-18)
New materials yield record efficiency polymer solar cells
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have found that temperature-controlled aggregation in a family of new semi-conducting polymers is the key to creating highly efficient organic solar cells that can be mass produced more cheaply. (2014-11-10)
SwRI-led study finds that a comet's tail may shed light on solar wind heating
We can't see the wind, but we can learn about it by observing things that are being blown about. (2015-10-13)
Tiny high-performance solar cells turn power generation sideways
University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers have created high-performance, micro-scale solar cells that outshine comparable devices in key performance measures. (2016-08-03)
Gemini releases historic discovery image of planetary 'first family'
Astronomers using the Gemini and Keck observatories obtain first direct images of a planetary family around a normal star. (2008-11-13)
Engineers invent a bubble-pen to write with nanoparticles
Researchers at the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a device and technique, called bubble-pen lithography, that can gently and efficiently handle nanoparticles -- the tiny pieces of gold, silicon and other materials used in nanomanufacturing. (2016-01-14)
Flat-pack lens boosts solar power
Micro-machining could be used to create almost flat, Fresnel lenses, that boost the electrical efficiency of solar panels, according to researchers in China. (2014-02-10)
Unique fragment from Earth's formation returns after billions of years in cold storage
Astronomers have found a unique object that appears to be made of inner solar system material from the time of Earth's formation, billions of years ago. (2016-04-29)
Photonic 'sintering' may create new solar, electronics manufacturing technologies
Engineers have made a fundamental breakthrough in understanding the physics of photonic 'sintering,' which could lead to many new advances in solar cells, flexible electronics, various types of sensors and other high-tech products printed onto something as simple as a sheet of paper or plastic. (2015-12-01)
Solar scientists to gather July 8-11 at Montana State University
Solar physicists from around the world will gather July 8-11 at Montana State University. (2013-06-28)
NASA's IRIS spots its largest solar flare
On Jan. 28, 2014, NASA's Interface Region Imaging Spectrograph, or IRIS, witnessed its strongest solar flare since it launched in the summer of 2013. (2014-02-21)
UC Berkeley researchers developed techniques to pluck comet dust from Stardust collectors
When the Stardust spacecraft was launched in 1999, NASA had no idea how it would extract comet grains from the innovative aerogel dust catchers. (2006-12-14)
Self-assembling designer molecules that mimic nature could lead to nano-device advances
By combining concepts from block co-polymers and dendrimers, Cornell University researchers jhave created new class of synthesized molecules capable of self-assembly into orderly structures, offering a way to build nanodevices smaller than is possible with lithography. (2004-09-09)
Coming soon: The sun in 3-D
Twin spacecraft designed to capture 3-D 'stereo' views of the sun and solar wind were shipped from Johns Hopkins to NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center for their next round of pre-launch tests. (2005-11-09)
Graphene/nanotube hybrid benefits flexible solar cells
Rice University scientists create a graphene/nanotube cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells more practical. (2014-11-17)
Solar tadpole-like jets seen with NASA'S IRIS add new clue to age-old mystery
Scientists have discovered tadpole-shaped jets coming out of the Sun that may help explain why the corona (the wispy upper atmosphere of our star) is so inexplicably hot. (2019-02-19)
ALMA observes the formation sites of solar-system-like planets
Researchers have spotted the formation sites of planets around a young star resembling our sun. (2019-03-13)
Parkinson's clues seen in tiny fish could aid quest for treatments
Parkinson's patients could be helped by fresh insights gained from studies of tiny tropical fish. (2019-04-04)
Tiny fragment of a comet found inside a meteorite
ASU researcher helps team make surprising discovery that gives clues to how solar system formed (2019-04-15)
Formation of the moon brought water to Earth
As the only terrestrial planet, the Earth has a large amount of water and a relatively large moon, which stabilizes the Earth's axis. (2019-05-21)
IUPUI biologist receives NIH grant to study how glaucoma develops in stem cells
Jason Meyer, Ph.D., assistant professor of biology in the School of Science at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis, has received a National Institutes of Health grant to study how glaucoma develops in stem cells created from skin cells genetically predisposed to the disease. (2015-02-19)
Flipping crystals improves solar-cell performance
In a step that could bring perovskite crystals closer to use in the burgeoning solar power industry, researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University and Rice University have tweaked their crystal production method and developed a new type of two-dimensional layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material's previous power conversion efficiency. (2016-07-06)
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