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Better performance for mixed tin-lead perovskite solar cells
Using a new solution chemistry, researchers have made mixed tin-lead perovskite solar cells more efficient. (2019-04-18)
Solar panel demand causing spike in worldwide silver prices
Rising demand for solar panels is having a major effect on the worldwide price of silver, which could lead to solar panel production costs becoming far higher in the future, new research from the University of Kent has demonstrated. (2019-04-17)
Solar evaporator offers a fresh route to fresh water
Researchers at the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering have demonstrated a successful prototype of one critical component for affordable small-scale desalination: an inexpensive solar evaporator, made of wood. (2019-04-16)
CubeSats prove their worth for scientific missions
Only a few years ago, the astronomy and heliophysics communities were skeptical about whether CubeSats could reliably obtain scientific data. (2019-04-16)
Cometary surprise found inside meteorite
An ancient sliver of the building blocks from which comets formed was discovered by a Carnegie-led research team encased inside a meteorite like an insect in amber. (2019-04-15)
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)
Cancer: Central role of cell 'skeleton' discovered
All cells possess a cytoskeleton which allows them to move and maintain their shape. (2019-04-10)
Stability improvement under high efficiency -- next stage development of perovskite solar cells
This review summarizes the state-of-the-art progress on the improvement of device stability and discusses the directions for future research, providing an overview of the current status of the research on the stability of PSCs and guidelines for future research. (2019-04-10)
Renewables are a better investment than carbon capture for tackling climate change
Solar panels and wind turbines coupled with energy storage offer a better hope for tackling climate change than trying to capture carbon from fossil fuel power stations, according to new research published by Nature Energy. (2019-04-08)
Spying on cells eating habits could aid cancer diagnosis
Scientists at the University of Edinburgh have developed a new imaging technology to visualize what cells eat, which could aid the diagnosis and treatment of diseases such as cancer. (2019-04-07)
Mystery of negative capacitance in perovskite solar cells solved
EPFL scientists reveal the origin of apparently high and even negative capacitance values observed in perovskite solar cells. (2019-04-05)
Unexpected rain on sun links two solar mysteries
Researchers find rain on the sun in an unexpected place. (2019-04-05)
And the blobs just keep on coming
Scientists re-inspected 45-year-old Helios data, finding long trains of massive blobs -- like lava lamp's otherworldly bubbles, but 50 to 500 times the size of Earth -- that ooze from the sun every 90 minutes or so. (2019-04-04)
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)
Durability vs. recyclability: Dueling goals in making electronics more sustainable
Research released by a team at Georgia Institute of Technology, where researchers looked into the impact of government policies put in place to reduce the amount of electronics waste filling up landfills. (2019-04-04)
Tumor microenvironment analyzed to increase effectiveness of preclinical trials
It was shown that co-culturing HeLa adenocarcinoma cells, peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and mesenchymal stromal cells results in changes in the proliferative activity of the peripheral blood mononuclear cells and mesenchymal stromal cell populations. (2019-04-02)
New plastic films deflect or trap heat with zero energy required
Researchers have developed new plastic films that stay cool when exposed to sunlight and are very lightweight, strong and bendable. (2019-04-02)
Winds of change...Solar variability weakens the Walker cell
An international team of researchers has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the tropical Pacific. (2019-03-28)
Fullerenes bridge conductive gap in organic photovoltaics
Organic photovoltaics have achieved remarkably high efficiencies, but finding optimum combinations of materials for high-performance organic solar cells, which are also economically competitive, still presents a challenge. (2019-03-27)
New properties of perovskite solar cells
Perovskite solar cells are lighter and cheaper than silicon, their production is non-toxic. (2019-03-25)
Race at the edge of the Sun: Ions are faster than atoms
Ions move faster than atoms in the gas streams of a solar prominence. (2019-03-25)
Jupiter's unknown journey revealed
The giant planet Jupiter was formed four times further from the sun than its current orbit, and migrated inwards in the solar system over a period of 700 000 years. (2019-03-22)
True-meaning wearable displays: Self-powered, washable and wearable
When we think about clothes, they are usually formed with textiles and have to be both wearable and washable for daily use; however, smart clothing has had a problem with its power sources and moisture permeability, which causes the devices to malfunction. (2019-03-21)
Making solar cells is like buttering bread
Formamidinium lead iodide is a very good material for photovoltaic cells, but getting the correct and stable crystal structure is a challenge. (2019-03-21)
Study shows pressure induces unusually high electrical conductivity in polyiodide
A study into the effects of high mechanical pressure on the polyiodide TEAI showed that it brings unusually high electrical conductivity starting from insulating state, suggesting that the material may be useful as a switchable semiconductor. (2019-03-19)
SwRI-led team identifies water-bearing minerals on asteroid Bennu
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered evidence of abundant water-bearing minerals on the surface of the near-Earth asteroid (101955) Bennu. (2019-03-19)
Green tech startups see boost in patents and investment when partnering with government
Collaboration between government and startups could help meet the climate challenge while growing small businesses. (2019-03-18)
New record: Over 16 percent efficiency for single-junction organic solar cells
Two non-fullerene acceptors, namely BTPT-4F and BTPTT-4F, were selected to match with a wide-bandgap polymer donor P2F-EHp consisting of an imide-functionalized benzotriazole moiety, as these materials presented complementary absorption and well-matched energy levels. (2019-03-18)
Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air
A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin offers new solution through solar-powered technology that absorbs moisture from the air and returns it as clean, usable water. (2019-03-14)
ANU research set to shake up space missions
A new study from the Australian National University has found a number of 2D materials can not only withstand being sent into space, but potentially thrive in the harsh conditions. (2019-03-14)
Powering devices -- with a desk lamp?
Batteries power most of our devices, and even some cars. (2019-03-13)
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)
Mixed-cation perovskite solar cells in space
Perovskite solar cells (PSCs) exhibiting outstanding efficiency, high power-per-weight, and excellent radiation resistance are considered to be the new-generation energy technology for space application. (2019-03-12)
Probability of catastrophic geomagnetic storm lower than estimated
According to a group of mathematics researchers, the probability in the following decade of the sun causing a storm strong enough to affect electrical and communication infrastructures around the globe 'only' reaches 1.9 percent maximum. (2019-03-12)
What scientists found after sifting through dust in the solar system
Two recent studies report discoveries of dust rings in the inner solar system: a dust ring at Mercury's orbit, and a group of never-before-detected asteroids co-orbiting with Venus, supplying the dust in Venus' orbit. (2019-03-12)
Finding the right 'dose' for solar geoengineering
New research finds that if solar geoengineering is used to cut global temperature increases in half, there could be worldwide benefits without exacerbating change in any large geographic area. (2019-03-11)
Researchers uncover additional evidence for massive solar storms
Solar storms can be far more powerful than previously thought. (2019-03-11)
SwRI-led LAMP instrument sheds light on lunar water movement
Using the Southwest Research Institute-led Lyman Alpha Mapping Project (LAMP) aboard NASA's Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO), scientists have observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the Moon. (2019-03-08)
NASA's LRO sheds light on lunar water movement
Scientists using an instrument aboard LRO observed water molecules moving around the dayside of the moon. (2019-03-08)
At the limits of detectability
While spectroscopic measurements are normally averaged over myriad molecules, a new method developed by researchers at the Technical University of Munich provides precise information about the interaction of individual molecules with their environment. (2019-03-07)
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