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For these critically endangered marine turtles, climate change could be a knockout blow
Researchers from FSU's Department of Earth, Ocean and Atmospheric Science suggest that projected increases in air temperatures, rainfall inundation and blistering solar radiation could significantly reduce hawksbill hatching success at a selection of major nesting beaches. (2018-12-14)
The immune system's supercell -- how it matures
NK cells, or natural killer cells, play an important role in the body's defences against cancer and various infections. (2018-12-13)
UNLV study unlocks clues to how planets form
UNLV researchers Shangjia Zhang and Zhaohuan Zhu led a team of international astronomers in a study that used the powerful ALMA telescope to discover that in other parts of the Milky Way Galaxy (seen here) there is potentially a large population of young planets -- similar in mass to Neptune or Jupiter -- at wide-orbit that are not detectable by other current planet searching techniques. (2018-12-12)
Lithuanian scientists' approach to perovskite solar cells -- cheaper production and high efficiency
A team of chemists from Kaunas University of Technology (KTU), Lithuania together with physicists from Helmholtz Zentrum Berlin (HZB) science institute, Germany are offering novel approach for the selective layer formation in perovskite solar cells. (2018-12-11)
Sun-soaking device turns water into superheated steam
MIT engineers have built a device that soaks up enough heat from the sun to boil water and produce 'superheated' steam hotter than 100 degrees Celsius, without any expensive optics. (2018-12-11)
SwRI solar activity research provides insight into sun's past, future
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has developed a new technique for looking at historic solar data to distinguish trustworthy observations from those that should be used with care. (2018-12-10)
SwRI-led team finds evidence for carbon-rich surface on Ceres
A team led by Southwest Research Institute has concluded that the surface of dwarf planet Ceres is rich in organic matter. (2018-12-10)
Fighting smog supports solar power
Model calculations by ETH researchers show that if China fought smog more aggressively, it could massively increase solar power production. (2018-12-06)
Liquid biopsies in SOLAR-1 trial predict benefit of Alpelisib in PIK3CA-mutant breast cancer
Liquid biopsy-based assessment of PIK3CA mutational status served as a better indicator of progression-free survival compared with analysis of tissue biopsy in breast cancer patients enrolled in the phase III clinical trial SOLAR-1, according to data presented at the 2018 San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium. (2018-12-06)
Efficient ternary all-polymer solar cells with PCE up to 9.03 percent
Analogue polymers possess very similar chemical structure and matched energy levels to form the cascade of the co-donors. (2018-12-05)
Seeing the light: Researchers offer solution for efficiency problem of artificial photosynthesis
Hydrogen-powered electronics, travel, and more may be a step closer thanks to the work of a collaborative team of scientists in Japan. (2018-12-05)
Mantle neon illuminates Earth's formation
The Earth formed relatively quickly from the cloud of dust and gas around the Sun, trapping water and gases in the planet's mantle, based on neon isotopes from the depths of the Earth and deep space. (2018-12-05)
Fine-tuning renewables could help Texas balance energy resources
A Rice University study analyzes Texas' mix of wind and solar energy resources, and how to achieve better balance between them going forward. (2018-12-05)
Wireless, battery-free sensors monitor skin exposure to solar radiation
Researchers have created wireless, battery-free sensors that can monitor exposure to solar radiation in real time. (2018-12-05)
'Sun in a box' would store renewable energy for the grid
MIT engineers have come up with a conceptual design for a system to store renewable energy, such as solar and wind power, and deliver that energy back into an electric grid on demand. (2018-12-05)
SUTD researchers discover new material -- black silver
SUTD researchers have discovered a new material that could lead to highly sensitive biomolecule detectors and more efficient solar cells. (2018-12-03)
Colloidal quantum dots make LEDs shine bright in the infrared
A group of ICFO researchers report on the development of a colloidal quantum-dot light emitting diode with unprecedented quantum and power conversion efficiencies in the infrared range. (2018-12-03)
Aluminum nitride to extend life of solar power plants
NUST MISIS scientists together with their colleagues from the Central Metallurgical R&D Institute (Cairo, Egypt) have developed a composite material which will extend the life of solar towers -- installations for collecting Solar thermal energy -- from 2-3 to 5 years. (2018-12-03)
Brilliant iron molecule could provide cheaper solar energy
For the first time, researchers have succeeded in creating an iron molecule that can function both as a photocatalyst to produce fuel and in solar cells to produce electricity. (2018-11-30)
New catalyst produces cheap hydrogen
QUT chemistry researchers have discovered cheaper and more efficient materials for producing hydrogen for the storage of renewable energy that could replace current water-splitting catalysts. (2018-11-29)
Using fine-tuning for record-breaking performance
Materials scientists at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU) have achieved a new record in the performance of organic non-fullerene based single-junction solar cells. (2018-11-27)
Explaining the plummeting cost of solar power
The dramatic drop in the cost of solar photovoltaic (PV) modules, which has fallen by 99 percent over the last four decades, is often touted as a major success story for renewable energy technology. (2018-11-20)
When not seeing is believing
A year ago, astronomers identified the first interstellar visitor to our solar system. (2018-11-16)
Fullerene compounds made simulation-ready
Hollow football-shaped carbon structures, called fullerenes, have applications in areas ranging from artificial photosynthesis and nonlinear optics, to the production of photoactive films and nanostructures. (2018-11-15)
What did birds and insects do during the 2017 solar eclipse?
In August of 2017, millions peered through protective eyewear at the solar eclipse -- the first total eclipse visible in the continental United States in nearly 40 years. (2018-11-15)
Transition metal complexes: Mixed works better
A team at BESSY II has investigated how various iron-complex compounds process energy from incident light. (2018-11-15)
SwRI scientists map magnetic reconnection in Earth's magnetotail
Analyzing data from NASA's Magnetospheric Multiscale (MMS) mission, a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) has found that the small regions in the Earth's magnetosphere that energize the polar aurora are remarkably calm and nonturbulent. (2018-11-15)
Stretchy solar cells a step closer
Rice University scientists develop flexible organic photovoltaics with a chemical additive that mitigates the material's brittle qualities. (2018-11-13)
New records in perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells through improved light management
Using microstructured layers, an HZB team has been able to increase the efficiency of perovskite-silicon tandem solar cells, achieving 25.5 %, which is the highest published value to date. (2018-11-12)
Ultra-thin transparent silver films for solar cells
A new fabrication process for transparent ultra-thin silver films has been developed by researchers at Ruhr-Universität Bochum and the University of Wuppertal. (2018-11-12)
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)
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