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Special issue: 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 landing
Fifty years ago, in July 1969, the Apollo 11 lunar module landed on the Moon and humans left their first mark on the surface of another world. (2019-07-18)
Could the heat of the Earth's crust become the ultimate energy source?
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology and Sanoh Industrial developed a very stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity, thus finally providing a way for exploiting geothermal energy in a sustainable way. (2019-07-17)
Breakthrough material could lead to cheaper, more widespread solar panels and electronics
Two physics research groups at the University of Kansas have generated free electrons from organic semiconductors when combined with a single atomic layer of molybdenum disulfide, a recently discovered two-dimensional semiconductor. (2019-07-16)
2D perovskite materials found to have unique, conductive edge states
A new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating was found by researchers who said these unique properties have applications in solar cells and nanoelectronics. (2019-07-15)
Shifts to renewable energy can drive up energy poverty, PSU study finds
Efforts to shift away from fossil fuels and replace oil and coal with renewable energy sources can help reduce carbon emissions but do so at the expense of increased inequality, according to a new Portland State University study (2019-07-12)
A crystal clear step closer to commerical solar cells
Record-breaking, high-efficiency single crystals bring perovskite solar cells closer to market. (2019-07-11)
Solar power with a free side of drinking water
An integrated system seamlessly harnesses sunlight to cogenerate electricity and fresh water. (2019-07-10)
Organic solar cells will last 10 years in space
Scientists from the Skoltech Center for Energy Science and Technology, the Institute for Problems of Chemical Physics of RAS, and the Department of Chemistry of MSU presented solar cells based on conjugated polymers and fullerene derivatives, that demonstrated record-high radiation stability and withstand gamma radiation of >6,000 Gy raising hopes for their stable operation on the near-earth orbit during 10 years or even longer. (2019-07-09)
Charge transfer within transition-metal dyes analysed
Transition-metal complexes in dye-based solar cells are responsible for converting light into electrical energy. (2019-07-09)
20 overlooked benefits of distributed solar energy
A study released today provides the most complete list yet of the advantages of solar energy -- from carbon sequestration to improvements for pollinator habitat. (2019-07-09)
Tuning the energy levels of organic semiconductors
Physicists from the Dresden Integrated Center for Applied Physics and Photonic Materials (IAPP) and the Center for Advancing Electronics Dresden (cfaed) at the TU Dresden, together with researchers from Tübingen, Potsdam and Mainz were able to demonstrate how electronic energies in organic semiconductor films can be tuned by electrostatic forces. (2019-07-08)
Window film could even out the indoor temperature using solar energy
A window film with a specially designed molecule could be capable of taking the edge off the worst midday heat and instead distributing it evenly from morning to evening. (2019-07-08)
Thought experiment: Switzerland without fossil fuels. Can that succeed?
A new Empa study shows how much work still lies ahead of us if Switzerland is to do without fossil fuels in the future. (2019-07-08)
Nanobowl arrays endow perovskite solar cells with iridescent colors
The rapid development of perovskite solar cells (PSCs) has stimulated great interest in colorful PSCs for aesthetic purposes in various applications including building integrated photovoltaics and wearable electronics. (2019-07-08)
Black (nano)gold combat climate change
By using the techniques of nanotechnology, we transformed golden gold to black gold, by simply changing the size and gaps between gold nanoparticles. (2019-07-03)
Experiments show dramatic increase in solar cell output
Researchers at MIT and Princeton have found a way to increase the output of silicon solar cells by allowing a single photon to release two electrons in the silicon. (2019-07-03)
Bionic catalysts to produce clean energy
A biohybrid material that combines reduced graphene oxide with bacterial cells offers an eco-friendly option to help store renewable energy. (2019-07-02)
Remote but remarkable: Illuminating the smallest inhabitants of the largest ocean desert
The South Pacific Gyre is an ocean desert. However, due to its vast size the microbial inhabitants of the South Pacific Gyre contribute significantly to global biogeochemical cycles. (2019-07-02)
Creating 'movies' of thin film growth at NSLS-II
Researchers from the University of Vermont, Boston University, and Brookhaven National Laboratory have demonstrated a new experimental capability for watching thin film growth in real-time. (2019-07-02)
Getting more heat out of sunlight
An aerogel material developed at MIT can generate heat of more than 200 degrees celsius from sunlight, without the need for mirrors or vacuum tubes. (2019-07-02)
Danish researchers create worldwide solar energy model
For any future sustainable energy system, it is crucial to know the performance of photovoltaic (solar cell) systems at local, regional and global levels. (2019-07-01)
Citizen scientists discover cyclical pattern of complexity in solar storms
Citizen scientists have discovered that solar storms become more complex as the sun's 11-year activity cycle reaches its maximum -- a finding which could help forecasters predict which space weather events could have potentially devastating consequences for modern technologies at Earth. (2019-07-01)
International team of comet and asteroid experts agrees on natural origin for Oumuamua
14 asteroid and comet experts, including two from the University of Hawaii, determine that Oumuamua, the first recorded interstellar visitor, has natural origins, despite previous speculation by some other astronomers that the object could be an alien spacecraft sent from a distant civilization to examine our star system. (2019-07-01)
Solar energy could turn the Belt and Road Initiative green
The region covered by the Belt and Road Initiative has significant potential to be powered by solar energy, researchers report n the journal Joule. (2019-06-27)
Shell increases versatility of nanowires
Nanowires promise to make LEDs more colorful and solar cells more efficient, in addition to speeding up computers. (2019-06-26)
The RoboBee flies solo
The RoboBee -- the insect-inspired microrobot developed by researchers at Harvard University -- has become the lightest vehicle ever to achieve sustained flight without the assistance of a power cord. (2019-06-26)
Reversing t cells' misunderstood rep in responding to a pediatric leukemia
A study of pediatric patients with leukemia demonstrates that they were able to generate T cells against tumor-associated mutations, contradicting previous assumptions that T cells cannot be effectively unleashed on pediatric tumors. (2019-06-26)
Blood supply therapy bid boosted by fresh insights into key cells
Therapies to improve recovery after a heart attack could be developed following fresh insights into how key cells are formed. (2019-06-26)
Tokyo Tech-led study shows how icy outer solar system satellites may have formed
Beyond the orbit of the planet Neptune, there are a multitude of icy and rocky small bodies, smaller than planets but larger than comets. (2019-06-25)
Which climates are best for passive cooling technologies?
UCSD researchers recently set out to gain a better understanding of the thermal balance of power plants and surfaces, but quickly realized that they would need to determine what roles cloud cover and relative humidity play in the transparency of the atmosphere to radiatio. (2019-06-25)
SwRI-led team studies binaries to make heads or tails of planet formation
A Southwest Research Institute-led team studied the orientation of distant solar system bodies to bolster the 'streaming instability' theory of planet formation. (2019-06-25)
Surrey researchers clear runway for tin based perovskite solar cells
Researchers at the University of Surrey believe their tin based perovskite solar cell could clear the runway for solar panel technology to take off and help the UK reach its 2050 carbon neutral goal. (2019-06-24)
Researchers create multi-junction solar cells from off-the-shelf components
In a proof-of-concept paper, researchers from North Carolina State University detail a new approach for creating multi-junction solar cells using off-the-shelf components, resulting in lower cost, high-efficiency solar cells for use in multiple applications. (2019-06-24)
Next-gen solar cells spin in new direction
A nanomaterial made from phosphorus, known as phosphorene, is shaping up as a key ingredient for more sustainable and efficient next-generation perovskite solar cells. (2019-06-21)
Perovskite solar cells tested for real-world performance -- in the lab
Researchers at EPFL bring diurnal and seasonal variations into the lab to test the performance of perovskite solar cells under realistic conditions. (2019-06-20)
Research details response of sagebrush to 2017 solar eclipse
The short period of darkness caused a significant reduction in photosynthesis and transpiration in the desert shrub, but not quite to the levels of nighttime, according to some of the most detailed research on plant response to solar eclipses ever reported. (2019-06-20)
NASA selects SwRI's PUNCH mission to image beyond the Sun's outer corona
NASA has selected Southwest Research Institute to lead the 'Polarimeter to Unify the Corona and Heliosphere' (PUNCH) mission, a landmark Small Explorers Program mission that will image beyond the Sun's outer corona. (2019-06-20)
A forest of nano-mushroom structures keep this plastic clean and stain-free
Researchers from the University of Pittsburgh's Swanson School of Engineering have created a flexible optical plastic that is stain-resistant and superomniphobic, finding inspiration in a surprising place: the shape of Enoki mushrooms. (2019-06-19)
Photovoltaic nanotubes
Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. (2019-06-19)
'Hot spots' increase efficiency of solar desalination
Rice University researchers showed they could boost the efficiency of their nanotechnology-enabled solar membrane desalination system by more than 50% simply by adding inexpensive plastic lenses to concentrate sunlight into 'hot spots.' (2019-06-18)
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