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Well begun is half done? Skoltech researchers study the recipe for efficient protein synthesis
Skoltech scientists and their colleagues have studied more than 30 thousand variants of genetic sequences encoding two fluorescent proteins in order to determine which characteristics of mRNA and of the first dozen or so codons in it can increase the efficiency of translation. (2020-05-28)
Title: Two-dimensional MXene as a novel electrode material for next-generation display
Researchers in the US and Korea reported the first efficient flexible light-emitting diodes with a two-dimensional titanium carbide MXene as a flexible and transparent electrode. (2020-05-25)
Algorithmic autos
Connected and automated vehicles use technology such as sensors, cameras and advanced control algorithms to adjust their operation to changing conditions with little or no input from drivers. (2020-05-19)
Moisture-sucking gels give solar panels the chills
Polymers that absorb water from the atmosphere can make it easier to run photovoltaic devices in hot climates. (2020-05-11)
On the road to non-toxic and stable perovskite solar cells
The promising halide perovskite materials for solar energy conversion show high efficiencies, but this comes at a cost: The best perovskite materials incorporate toxic lead which poses a hazard to the environment. (2020-05-11)
The role of European policy for improving power plant fuel efficiency
A new study published in the Journal of the Association of Environmental and Resource Economists investigates the impact of the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EU ETS), the largest international cap-and-trade system for greenhouse gas emissions in the world, on power plant fuel efficiency. (2020-05-08)
Researchers present a microbial strain capable of massive succinic acid production
A research team led by Distinguished Professor Sang-Yup Lee reported the production of a microbial strain capable of the massive production of succinic acid with the highest production efficiency to date. (2020-05-06)
Heating could be the best way to disinfect N95 masks for reuse
Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, N95 face masks have been in short supply. (2020-05-05)
All-fiber optical wavelength converter
Wavelength conversion in all-fiber structure has extensive applications in new fiber-laser sources, signal processing, and multi-parameter sensors. (2020-05-05)
User research at BESSY II: How new materials increase the efficiency of direct ethanol fuel cells
A group from Brazil and an HZB team have investigated a novel composite membrane for ethanol fuel cells. (2020-05-04)
Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency
Iowa State engineers have developed a next-generation solar cell that takes advantage of the promising elctro-optical properties of perovskite materials. (2020-05-04)
Groovy photoelectrodes: How a textured surface can dramatically boost their performance
Water molecules can be split to produce hydrogen--a clean fuel--by leveraging solar energy and materials that can convert it into electricity. (2020-04-30)
Adsorbent material developed with PET bottles for the removal of antibiotics from water
The Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) announced that a research team has developed a high-efficiency, adsorbent material using PET waste bottles. (2020-04-24)
Catalyst opens door to more efficient, environmentally friendly ethylene production
Researchers have engineered a new catalyst that can more efficiently convert ethane into ethylene, which is used in a variety of manufacturing processes. (2020-04-24)
Engineers develop way to improve efficiency and heat tolerance of devices
When it comes to increasing electric storage efficiency and electric breakdown strength -- the ability of an electrical system to operate at higher voltage and temperatures with great efficiency -- increasing one traditionally has led to a decrease in the other. (2020-04-21)
Can high-power microwaves reduce the launch cost of space-bound rockets?
University of Tsukuba researchers calculated the efficiencies of four important features of microwave-beam-powered propulsion systems for rockets. (2020-04-20)
Physicists develop approach to increase performance of solar energy
Experimental condensed matter physicists in the Department of Physics at the University of Oklahoma have developed an approach to circumvent a major loss process that currently limits the efficiency of commercial solar cells. (2020-04-20)
High-efficiency catalyst enhancing the electric reduction performance of CO2
It provides new ideas for the design of the catalyst nanostructures boosting an efficient reaction. (2020-04-16)
Tandem solar cell world record: New branch in the NREL chart
A special branch in the famous NREL-chart for solar cell world records refers to a newly developed tandem solar cell by HZB teams. (2020-04-14)
NREL six-junction solar cell sets two world records for efficiency
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have fabricated a solar cell with an efficiency of nearly 50%. (2020-04-14)
Development of new photovoltaic commercialization technology
A technology to further accelerate the commercialization of Colloidal Quantum Dot(CQD) Photovoltaic(PV) devices, which are expected to be next-generation photovoltaic devices, has been developed. (2020-04-10)
Integrated crop-livestock systems in paddy fields: New strategies for flooded rice nutrition
Integrated crop-livestock system brings more sustainability to flooded rice. (2020-04-09)
KIST develops foldable and washable luminescent film
Infrared radiation, which is invisible yet highly utilizable, is used in various fields and for various purposes, such as for coronavirus detection (i.e. through thermal imaging cameras and biosensors). (2020-04-08)
Film photosensitizer: High efficient singlet oxygen generation
A new non-polypyrrole-based photosensitizer (LW-PBI) was developed via introducting a nonplanar spirofluorene into a derivative of perylene bisimide (PBI) containing two long-alkyl chains. (2020-04-08)
X-rays reveal in situ crystal growth of lead-free perovskite solar panel materials
Lead-based perovskites efficiently turn light into electricity but they also present some major drawbacks: the most efficient materials are not very stable, while lead is a toxic element. (2020-04-06)
Stable perovskite LEDs one step closer
Researchers at Linköping University, working with colleagues in Great Britain, China and the Czech Republic, have developed a perovskite light-emitting diode (LED) with both high efficiency and long operational stability. (2020-04-01)
Major new study charts course to net zero industrial emissions
A major new study by an interdisciplinary team of researchers finds that it is possible -- and critical -- to bring industrial greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2070. (2020-04-01)
Textile-fiber-embedded multiluminescent device for future wearable devices
Dr. Soon Moon Jeong's research team in the Division of Energy Technology at DGIST has developed a new structure of luminescence technology. (2020-03-31)
On Mars or Earth, biohybrid can turn carbon dioxide into new products
UC Berkeley chemists have created a hybrid system of bacteria and nanowires that captures energy from sunlight and transfers it to the bacteria to turn carbon dioxide and water into organic molecules and oxygen. (2020-03-31)
Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed
A KAIST research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and is 26.7% efficient in power conversion. (2020-03-27)
Enhanced 1.54 μm PL and EL on a perfluorinated Er3+ complex sensitized by an Ir3+ complex
The potential of using erbium-contained organic materials to develop cost-effective electrically-driven light-emitting devices for silicon photonics is well proposed, but methods to increase the power efficiency are keenly sought. (2020-03-26)
Samara Polytech scientist designs wind-powered generator
Post-graduate student of Samara Polytech is designing an induction for the renewable energy installations. (2020-03-26)
New carbon dot-based method for increasing the efficiency of solar cells & LED
An international group of scientists has proposed a method that allows for significantly increasing the efficiency of solar cells and light-emitting diodes by augmenting the auxiliary layers of the devices responsible for electron transport. (2020-03-25)
Efficiency of non-invasive brain stimulation for memory improvement: Embracing the challenge
A group of scientists from the Research Center of Neurology and Skoltech showed that human working memory can be tweaked using non-invasive magnetic stimulation of the brain. (2020-03-24)
Pushing periodic disorder induced phase-matching into deep-ultraviolet spectral region
Phase matching condition is the key criteria for the efficient nonlinear frequency conversion. (2020-03-23)
Water-induced MAPbBr3@PbBr(OH) with enhanced luminescence and stability
Lead halide perovskites are materials that emit light with a range of colors, but also suffer from poor moisture stability. (2020-03-23)
On-chip single-mode CdS nanowire laser
In recent years, increasing attention has been paid to the integration of active nanowires with on-chip planar waveguides for on-chip light sources. (2020-03-19)
Perovskite solution aging: Scientists find solution
A research team from the Qingdao Institute of Bioenergy and Bioprocess Technology (QIBEBT) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has proposed a new understanding of the aging process of perovskite solution and also found a way to avoid side reactions. (2020-03-17)
Plant water saving system works like clockwork, it transpires
Plants, just like humans, have circadian clocks that allow them to tell the time. (2020-03-17)
Scientists optimize prime editing for rice and wheat
Recently, a research team led by Prof. GAO Caixia of the Institute of Genetics and Developmental Biology of the Chinese Academy of Sciences reported the optimization of a prime editing system (PPE system) for creating desired point mutations, insertions and deletions in two major cereal crops, namely, rice and wheat. (2020-03-16)
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