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Traveling to the sun: Why won't Parker Solar Probe melt?
This summer, NASA's Parker Solar Probe will launch to travel closer to the Sun, deeper into the solar atmosphere, than any mission before it. (2018-07-19)
SwRI-led team creates high-fidelity images of Sun's atmosphere
A Southwest Research Institute-led team discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the Sun's outer atmosphere, or corona. (2018-07-18)
Discovering structure in the outer corona
Using advanced algorithms and data-cleaning techniques, scientists discovered never-before-detected, fine-grained structures in the outer corona -- the Sun's million-degree atmosphere -- by analyzing images taken by NASA's STEREO spacecraft. (2018-07-18)
Solar thermal energy will help China cut costs of climate action
A new study investigates the best combination of renewables for providing the lowest cost to power system operators in two of China's provinces best suited to scale up renewable energy. (2018-07-18)
How does the sun's rotational cycle influence lightning activity on earth?
A collaborative research team in Japan has taken the first steps to understanding how the sun's rotational cycle influences lightning activity. (2018-07-17)
A dozen new moons of Jupiter discovered, including one 'oddball'
Twelve new moons orbiting Jupiter have been found -- 11 'normal' outer moons, and one that they're calling an 'oddball.' A team led by Carnegie's Scott S. (2018-07-17)
How to build efficient organic solar cells
Twenty-five researchers from seven research institutes have put their heads together to draw up rules for designing high-efficiency organic solar cells. (2018-07-16)
Disruption tolerant networking to demonstrate internet in space
NASA's Human Exploration and Operations and Science Mission Directorates are collaborating to make interplanetary internet a reality. (2018-07-16)
How gold nanoparticles could improve solar energy storage
Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods - opening the door to improved storage of solar energy and other advances that could boost renewable energy use and combat climate change, according to Rutgers University-New Brunswick researchers. (2018-07-12)
Longer contracts leverage the free fuel in solar power at little O&M cost
Solar contracts are usually only for 20 years. But ACWA Power's contract with DEWA in Dubai will run until 2055 -- the world's first 35 year solar contract. (2018-07-12)
Researchers improve conductive property of graphene, advancing promise of solar technology
Among researchers, graphene has been the hottest material for a decade. (2018-07-09)
Bacteria-powered solar cell converts light to energy, even under overcast skies
UBC researchers have found a cheap, sustainable way to build a solar cell using bacteria that convert light to energy. (2018-07-05)
New world record for direct solar water-splitting efficiency
An international team of researchers has now succeeded in raising the efficiency of producing hydrogen from direct solar water-splitting to a record 19 per cent. (2018-07-05)
High performance nitride semiconductor for environmentally friendly photovoltaics
A Tokyo Institute of Technology research team has shown copper nitride acts as an n-type semiconductor, with p-type conduction provided by fluorine doping, utilizing a unique nitriding technique applicable for mass production and a computational search for appropriate doping elements, as well as atomically resolved microscopy and electronic structure analysis using synchrotron radiation. (2018-07-03)
Molecular oxygen in comet's atmosphere not created on its surface
Scientists have found that molecular oxygen around comet 67P is not produced on its surface, as some suggested, but may be from its body. (2018-07-03)
Material could help windows both power your home and control its temperature
Environmentally friendly building trends have boosted the popularity of window coatings that keep heating and cooling costs down by blocking out unneeded parts of sunlight. (2018-07-03)
Study reveals secret origins of asteroids and meteorites
A study appearing online Monday, July 2 in Nature Astronomy found at least 85 percent of 200,000 asteroids in the inner asteroid belt -- the main source of Earth's meteorites -- originate from five or six ancient minor planets. (2018-07-02)
'Cataclysmic' collision shaped Uranus' evolution
Uranus was hit by a massive object roughly twice the size of Earth that caused the planet to tilt and could explain its freezing temperatures, according to new research. (2018-07-02)
Surrey makes breakthrough in perovskite solar cell technology
The University of Surrey has helped to create a technique that has produced the highest performing inverted perovskite solar cell ever recorded. (2018-06-29)
More clues that Earth-like exoplanets are indeed Earth-like
Researchers suggest that two Earth-like exoplanets (Kepler-186f and 62f) have very stable axial tilts, much like the Earth, making it likely that each has regular seasons and a stable climate. (2018-06-28)
Solar activities can affect the East Asian winter monsoon at the multidecadal time scale
Scientists used a four-member ensemble of 600-year simulations and observational data to examine the influence of low-frequency solar forcing on the East Asian winter monsoon (EAWM). (2018-06-27)
A milestone on the path towards efficient solar cells
Generating more electricity from solar cells and conducting further research into so-called singlet fission. (2018-06-27)
Hubble sees `Oumuamua getting a boost
`Oumuamua, the first interstellar object discovered in the Solar System, is moving away from the Sun faster than expected. (2018-06-27)
Our solar system's first known interstellar object gets unexpected speed boost
Using observations from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and ground-based observatories, an international team of scientists have confirmed ?Oumuamua (oh-MOO-ah-MOO-ah), the first known interstellar object to travel through our solar system, got an unexpected boost in speed and shift in trajectory as it passed through the inner solar system last year. (2018-06-27)
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope to target Jupiter's Great Red Spot
NASA's James Webb Space Telescope, the most ambitious and complex space observatory ever built, will use its unparalleled infrared capabilities to study Jupiter's Great Red Spot, shedding new light on the enigmatic storm and building upon data returned from NASA's Hubble Space Telescope and other observatories. (2018-06-25)
Researchers solve major challenge in mass production of low-cost solar cells
A team led by led by André D. Taylor of NYU Tandon School of Engineering and Yifan Zheng of Peking University solved a major fabrication challenge for perovskite cells -- the intriguing potential challengers to silicon-based solar cells. (2018-06-21)
Einstein proved right in another galaxy
An international team of astronomers have made the most precise test of gravity outside our own solar system. (2018-06-21)
Annual southeast Asia haze linked to increased respiratory problems
For more than a decade, Southeast Asia has faced annual haze due to a combination of human activity, natural fires, and climatic factors. (2018-06-20)
New material for splitting water
Solar energy is clean and abundant, but when the sun isn't shining, you must store the energy in batteries or through a process called photocatalysis. (2018-06-18)
Long suspected theory about the moon holds water
A team of Japanese scientists led by Masahiro Kayama of Tohoku University's has discovered a mineral known as moganite in a lunar meteorite found in a hot desert in northwest Africa. (2018-06-14)
Distant moons may harbor life
Researchers at the University of California, Riverside and the University of Southern Queensland have identified more than 100 giant planets that potentially host moons capable of supporting life. (2018-06-14)
The true power of the solar wind
The planets and moons of our solar system are continuously being bombarded by particles from the sun. (2018-06-12)
Solar cells combining silicon with perovskite have achieved record efficiency of 25.2 percent
In Neuchâtel (Switzerland), researchers from EPFL and CSEM have combined silicon- and perovskite-based solar cells. (2018-06-11)
Experiments trace interstellar dust back to solar system's formation
A team of scientists, led by University of Hawai'i at Manoa researcher Hope Ishii, discovered that certain interplanetary dust particles contain dust leftover from the initial formation of the solar system. (2018-06-11)
Experiments at Berkeley Lab help trace interstellar dust back to solar system's formation
Experiments conducted at Berkeley Lab helped to confirm that samples of interplanetary particles -- collected from Earth's upper atmosphere and believed to originate from comets -- contain dust leftover from the initial formation of the solar system. (2018-06-11)
Researchers from the UPC and the IAC discover one of the most massive neutron stars
Using a pioneering method, researchers from the Astronomy and Astrophysics Group of the Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC) and the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) have found a neutron star of about 2.3 Solar masses--one of the most massive ever detected. (2018-06-07)
How solar prominences vibrate
An international team led by researchers from the Instituto de Astrofísica de Canarias (IAC) and the Universidad de La Laguna (ULL) has cataloged around 200 oscillations of the solar prominences during the first half of 2014. (2018-06-07)
How to suck carbon dioxide from the sky for fuels and more
Someday, the gasoline you buy might come from carbon dioxide pulled out of the sky rather than from oil pumped out of the ground. (2018-06-07)
Flexible solar cells: Will they someday power your devices?
Researchers in Finland and Montreal are looking at the challenges of mass producing and commercializing the now-experimental technology. (2018-06-06)
As solar wind blows, our heliosphere balloons
What happens when the solar wind suddenly starts to blow significantly harder? (2018-06-06)
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