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Solar power -- largest study to date discovers 25 percent power loss across UK
Regional 'hot spots' account for the power slump and these are more prevalent in the North of England than in the south (2018-11-09)
A buzz-worthy surprise during the total solar eclipse
Previous research conducted on bee behavior notes that bees commonly fly slower at dusk and return to their colonies at night. (2018-11-08)
Harvesting renewable energy from the sun and outer space at the same time
Scientists at Stanford University have demonstrated for the first time that heat from the sun and coldness from outer space can be collected simultaneously with a single device. (2018-11-08)
High-performance solar cells: Physicists grow stable perovskite layers
Crystalline perovskite cells are the key to cutting-edge thin-film solar cells. (2018-11-08)
ASU geoscientists discover an overlooked source for Earth's water
When planet Earth formed, it grabbed a lot of hydrogen, a precursor to water, from the gas surrounding the newborn Sun. (2018-11-07)
Scientists theorize new origin story for Earth's water
Earth's water may have originated from both asteroidal material and gas left over from the formation of the Sun, according to new research. (2018-11-07)
Researchers capture in-action images of photosynthetic protein complex splitting water
In a new article published in Nature an international research team presents high-resolution images of photosystem II, the protein complex that splits water into hydrogen ions and oxygen during photosynthesis. (2018-11-07)
New material cleans and splits water
Researchers at EPFL's Institute of Chemical Sciences and Engineering have developed a photocatalytic system based on a material in the class of metal-organic frameworks. (2018-11-05)
Magnetic pumping pushes plasma particles to high energies
The solar wind is not a calm summer breeze. Instead, it is a roiling, chaotic mess of turbulence and waves. (2018-11-05)
A stellar achievement: Magnetized space winds in the laboratory
New insights have been gained about stellar winds, streams of high-speed charged particles called plasma that blow through interstellar space. (2018-11-05)
Borexino sheds light on solar neutrinos
For more than ten years, the Borexino Detector located 1,400 meters below surface of the Italian Gran Sasso massif has been exploring the interior of our Sun. (2018-11-05)
New efficiency record set for perovskite LEDs
Researchers have set a new efficiency record for LEDs based on perovskite semiconductors, rivalling that of the best organic LEDs (OLEDs). (2018-11-05)
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)
New insights on comet tails are blowing in the solar wind
Combined observations of Comet McNaught -- one of the brightest comets visible from Earth in the past 50 years -- have revealed new insights on the nature of comets and their relationship with the Sun. (2018-11-02)
Unique type of skeletal stem cells found in 'resting zone' are actually hard at work
Skeletal stem cells are valuable because it's thought they can heal many types of bone injury, but they're difficult to find because researchers don't know exactly what they look like or where they live. (2018-10-31)
Ben-Gurion University researchers achieve breakthrough in process to produce hydrogen fuel
''This discovery could have a significant impact on efforts to replace carbon-based fuels with more environmentally friendly hydrogen fuels. (2018-10-29)
A solar cell that does double duty for renewable energy
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub, have developed an artificial photosynthesis device called a ''hybrid photoelectrochemical and voltaic (HPEV) cell'' that turns sunlight and water into two types of energy - hydrogen fuel and electricity. (2018-10-29)
Highly efficient wet-processed solar cells with molecules in the same orientation
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in the journal Organic Electronics documents a new method for controlling the orientation of conducting molecules in organic solar cells that results in the enhanced light adsorption and performance of the cells. (2018-10-26)
The formation of large meteorite craters is unraveled
About 66 million years ago, a meteorite hit the Earth of the Yucatan Peninsula in what is now Mexico. (2018-10-25)
Borexino experiment: analysis of ten years of neutrino signals
Researchers from the Borexino collaboration have published the hitherto most comprehensive analysis of neutrinos from the Sun's core processes. (2018-10-25)
A first 'snapshot' of the complete spectrum of neutrinos emitted by the sun
About 99 percent of the sun's energy emitted as neutrinos is produced through nuclear reaction sequences initiated by proton-proton (pp) fusion in which hydrogen is converted into helium, say scientists including physicist Andrea Pocar at the University of Massachusetts Amherst. (2018-10-24)
Nanodiamonds as photocatalysts
Diamond nanomaterials are considered hot candidates for low-cost photocatalysts. They can be activated by light and can then accelerate certain reactions between water and CO2 and produce carbon-neutral 'solar fuels'. (2018-10-18)
New material, manufacturing process use sun's heat for cheaper renewable electricity
A Purdue University-led team developed a new material and manufacturing process that would make one way to use solar power -- as heat energy -- more efficient in generating electricity. (2018-10-18)
School students identify sounds caused by solar storm
School students have successfully identified sounds caused by a solar storm in the Earth's magnetic shield, as part of a Queen Mary University of London research project. (2018-10-17)
Renewable energy is common ground for Democrats and Republicans
While conservatives and liberals tend to disagree on many environmental issues, they both view the development of solar power and other forms of renewable energy as financially savvy and a step towards self-sufficiency. (2018-10-16)
Controlling organic semiconductor band gaps by electron-acceptor fluorination
Osaka researchers synthesized a fluorinated electron-acceptor for use in organic semiconductors. (2018-10-16)
Perovskites -- materials of the future in optical communication
Researchers at the universities in Linköping and Shenzhen have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music. (2018-10-15)
Efficiently turning light into electricity
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. (2018-10-11)
New technique for turning sunshine and water into hydrogen fuel
Korean researchers has developed new photocatalyst synthesis method using Magnesium hydride (MgH2) and Titanium dioxide (TiO2). (2018-10-11)
A break from the buzz: bees go silent during total solar eclipse
In an unprecedented study of a solar eclipse's influence on bee behavior, researchers at the University of Missouri organized citizen scientists and elementary school classrooms to set up acoustic monitoring stations to listen in on bees' buzzing -- or lack thereof -- as the August 2017 total solar eclipse passed over North America. (2018-10-10)
Role of 'natural factors' on recent climate change underestimated, research shows
Pioneering new research has given a new perspective on the crucial role that 'natural factors' play in global warming. (2018-10-10)
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)
The threat of Centaurs for the Earth
Astrophysicists from the University of Vienna, in collaboration with Elizabeth A. (2018-10-08)
Thirteen ocean solutions for climate change
Over a dozen international researchers from the Ocean Solutions Initiative -- including scientists from the CNRS, IDDRI, and Sorbonne University -- have evaluated the potential of 13 ocean-based measures to counter climate change. (2018-10-04)
Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset
Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. (2018-10-04)
HZB researchers are used to boost the efficiency of silicon solar cells
The efficiency of a solar cell is one of its most important parameters. (2018-10-04)
Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas
In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells. (2018-10-04)
Emissions-free energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter
A research group from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can store solar energy for later use. (2018-10-03)
Fresh insights help unlock mysteries of the first stages of life
Key insights into how sperm and egg cells are formed have been discovered by scientists, shedding light on the earliest stages of their development. (2018-10-03)
FEFU astrophysicists study the 'profile' of coma in Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
The favorable weather conditions had settled in September in Primorsky Krai, Russia, made it possible to receive the quality images of the celestial body and to get the unique material for its further research. (2018-10-02)
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