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Molecular additives enhance mechanical properties of organic solar cell material
Ganesh Balasubramanian, P.C. Rossin assistant professor of Mechanical Engineering & Mechanics at Lehigh University, and his graduate student Joydeep Munshi demonstrated that adding small molecules to a semiconducting polymer blend enhances the performance and stability of material used in organic solar cells. (2020-08-12)
Perovskite and organic solar cells rocketed into space
For the first time, researchers in Germany sent perovskite and organic solar cells on a rocket into space. (2020-08-12)
Countries transitioning to zero carbon should look at more than technology cost
A 'one-size-fits-all' approach to producing cleaner energy based on cost alone could create social inequalities, finds a new study. (2020-08-12)
Giant photothermoelectric effect in silicon nanoribbon photodetectors
The photoelectric conversion has essential applications in energy and information devices. (2020-08-11)
Surrey academics develop a new method to determine the origin of stardust in meteorites
Scientists have made a key discovery thanks to stardust found in meteorites, shedding light on the origin of crucial chemical elements. (2020-08-11)
Storing energy in red bricks
Red bricks -- some of the world's cheapest and most familiar building materials -- can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery, according to new research from Washington University in St. (2020-08-11)
Breakthrough technology purifies water using the power of sunlight
A research team, led by Australia's Monash University, has been able to transform brackish water and seawater into safe, clean drinking water in less than 30 minutes using metal-organic frameworks (MOFs) and sunlight. (2020-08-10)
Explosive nuclear astrophysics
An international team has made a key discovery related to 'presolar grains' found in some meteorites. (2020-08-10)
Renewables in Europe: Land requirements can be reduced at low cost
Transitioning our energy supply from coal, oil and gas to wind and solar power is feasible. (2020-08-07)
NASA sounding rocket finds helium structures in sun's atmosphere
Helium is the second most abundant element in the universe after hydrogen. (2020-08-07)
Layer of nanoparticles could improve LED performance and lifetime
Adding a layer of nanoparticles to LED designs could help them produce more light for the same energy, and also increase their lifetime. (2020-08-07)
A closer look at water-splitting's solar fuel potential
Scientists at Berkeley Lab and the Joint Center for Artificial Photosynthesis (JCAP) have gained important new insight into how the performance of a promising semiconducting thin film can be optimized at the nanoscale for renewable energy technologies such as solar fuels. (2020-08-06)
Chemists create the brightest-ever fluorescent materials
By formulating positively charged fluorescent dyes into a new class of materials called small-molecule ionic isolation lattices (SMILES), a compound's brilliant glow can be seamlessly transferred to a solid, crystalline state, researchers report August 6 in the journal Chem. (2020-08-06)
Analysis of renewable energy points toward more affordable carbon-free electricity
A study identifies long-term storage technologies that would enhance the affordability and reliability of renewable electricity. (2020-08-06)
New method makes magnetic maps of the solar corona
The twisting, ever-shifting and metrically elusive magnetic field of the Sun's ephemeral outer atmosphere can be mapped using near-infrared observations of the solar corona. (2020-08-06)
Incorporating solar harvesting into the side of buildings could enhance energy sustainability
If builders could incorporate solar harvesting into the siding of a building, the amount of energy from the grid that a structure would need may significantly decrease. (2020-08-05)
NASA data helps uncover our solar system's shape
Scientists have developed a new prediction of the shape of the bubble surrounding our solar system using a model developed with data from NASA missions. (2020-08-05)
Life at its limits
A new study led by James Bradley of the German Research Centre for Geosciences GFZ and Queen Mary University of London finds that microbes in the seabed survive on far less energy than has been shown ever before. (2020-08-05)
Machine learning methods provide new insights into organic-inorganic interfaces
Simulations at Graz University of Technology refute earlier theories on long-range charge transfer between organic and inorganic materials. (2020-08-04)
New study: The quiet Sun is much more active than we thought
For a long time, researchers have believed that there is not much of interest going on in the Sun during the passive period, therefore not worth studying. (2020-08-04)
Green energy and better crops: Tinted solar panels could boost farm incomes
Researchers have demonstrated the use of tinted, semi-transparent solar panels to generate electricity and produce nutritionally-superior crops simultaneously, bringing the prospect of higher incomes for farmers and maximising use of agricultural land. (2020-08-04)
Novel approach improves graphene-based supercapacitors
An efficient in situ pathway to generate and attach oxygen functional groups to graphitic electrodes for supercapacitors by inducing hydrolysis of water molecules within the gel electrolyte. (2020-08-03)
Iron-rich meteorites show record of core crystallization in system's oldest planetesimals
New work uncovers new details about our Solar System's oldest planetary objects, which broke apart in long-ago collisions to form iron-rich meteorites. (2020-08-03)
Energy demands limit our brains' information processing capacity
Our brains have an upper limit on how much they can process at once due to a constant but limited energy supply, according to a new UCL study using a brain imaging method that measures cellular metabolism. (2020-08-03)
For solar boom, scrap silicon for this promising mineral
Cornell University engineers have found that photovoltaic wafers in solar panels with all-perovskite structures outperform photovoltaic cells made from state-of-the-art crystalline silicon, as well as perovskite-silicon tandem cells, which are stacked pancake-style cells that absorb light better. (2020-08-03)
ETRI develops eco-friendly color thin-film solar cells
Research on solar cells to secure renewable energy sources are ongoing around the world. (2020-07-31)
Surprising number of exoplanets could host life
A new study shows other stars could have as many as seven Earth-like planets in the absence of a gas giant like Jupiter. (2020-07-31)
Policies to mitigate wildfire impacts have public health implications, amplified amid COVID
A review of the human health hazards, risks, and impacts of California wildfires, and impacts of policies aimed to prevent and mitigate wildfires to serve as a resource in the development and deployment of California wildfire management policies within a human health context. (2020-07-31)
Tinkering with roundworm proteins offers hope for anti-aging drugs
KAIST researchers have been able to dial up and down creatures' lifespans by altering the activity of proteins found in roundworm cells that tell them to convert sugar into energy when their cellular energy is running low. (2020-07-31)
NASA sun data helps new model predict big solar flares
Using data from NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory, or SDO, scientists have developed a new model that successfully predicted seven of the Sun's biggest flares from the last solar cycle, out of a set of nine. (2020-07-31)
Machine learning finds a surprising early galaxy
New results achieved by combining big data captured by the Subaru Telescope and the power of machine learning have discovered a galaxy with an extremely low oxygen abundance of 1.6% solar abundance, breaking the previous record of the lowest oxygen abundance. (2020-07-31)
Faster LEDs for wireless communications from invisible light
Researchers have solved a major problem for optical wireless communications - the process by which light carries information between cell phones and other devices. (2020-07-30)
A new, physics-based model predicts imminent large solar flares
Severe space weather could be forecast with greater accuracy and reliability than ever before, according to a new study, which presents a physics-based method for predicting imminent large solar flares. (2020-07-30)
Influx of electric vehicles accelerates need for grid planning
A new PNNL report says the western US bulk power system can reliably support projected growth of up to 24 million electric vehicles through 2028, but challenges will arise as EV adoption grows beyond that threshold. (2020-07-29)
New fabrication method brings single-crystal perovskite devices closer to viability
Nanoengineers at UC San Diego developed a new method to fabricate perovskites as single-crystal thin films, which are more efficient for use in solar cells and optical devices than the current state-of-the-art polycrystalline forms of the material. (2020-07-29)
How stony-iron meteorites form
Meteorites give us insight into the early development of the solar system. (2020-07-29)
New fabric could help keep you cool in the summer, even without A/C (video)
Air conditioning and other space cooling methods account for about 10% of all electricity consumption in the U.S., according to the U.S. (2020-07-29)
Alaskan seismometers record the northern lights
Aaron Lojewski, who leads aurora sightseeing tours in Alaska, was lucky enough to photograph a ''eruption'' of brilliant pink light in the night skies one night in February. (2020-07-29)
Breakthrough method for predicting solar storms
Extensive power outages and satellite blackouts that affect air travel and the internet are some of the potential consequences of massive solar storms. (2020-07-29)
Research brief: 'Fool's gold' may be valuable after all
In a breakthrough new study, scientists and engineers at the University of Minnesota have electrically transformed the abundant and low-cost non-magnetic material iron sulfide, also known as 'fool's gold' or pyrite, into a magnetic material. (2020-07-29)
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