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Perovskites -- materials of the future in optical communication
Researchers at the universities in Linköping and Shenzhen have shown how an inorganic perovskite can be made into a cheap and efficient photodetector that transfers both text and music. (2018-10-15)
Efficiently turning light into electricity
Perovskites form a group of crystals that have many promising properties for applications in nano-technology. (2018-10-11)
New technique for turning sunshine and water into hydrogen fuel
Korean researchers has developed new photocatalyst synthesis method using Magnesium hydride (MgH2) and Titanium dioxide (TiO2). (2018-10-11)
Boy meets world: Life-long space buff and Western graduate student discovers exoplanet
Ever since Chris Fox was a young boy, he wanted to visit alien planets. (2018-10-11)
A break from the buzz: bees go silent during total solar eclipse
In an unprecedented study of a solar eclipse's influence on bee behavior, researchers at the University of Missouri organized citizen scientists and elementary school classrooms to set up acoustic monitoring stations to listen in on bees' buzzing -- or lack thereof -- as the August 2017 total solar eclipse passed over North America. (2018-10-10)
Role of 'natural factors' on recent climate change underestimated, research shows
Pioneering new research has given a new perspective on the crucial role that 'natural factors' play in global warming. (2018-10-10)
Metal leads to the desired configuration
Scientists at the University of Basel have found a way to change the spatial arrangement of bipyridine molecules on a surface. (2018-10-09)
This bacterium gets paid in gold
UC Berkeley and Berkeley Lab scientists have placed light-absorbing gold nanoclusters inside a bacterium, creating a biohybrid system that produces a higher yield of chemical products, such as biofuels, than previously demonstrated. (2018-10-09)
The threat of Centaurs for the Earth
Astrophysicists from the University of Vienna, in collaboration with Elizabeth A. (2018-10-08)
Lunar craters named in honor of Apollo 8
The Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature of the International Astronomical Union has today officially approved the naming of two craters on the Moon to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 8 mission. (2018-10-05)
Thirteen ocean solutions for climate change
Over a dozen international researchers from the Ocean Solutions Initiative -- including scientists from the CNRS, IDDRI, and Sorbonne University -- have evaluated the potential of 13 ocean-based measures to counter climate change. (2018-10-04)
Large-scale US wind power would cause warming that would take roughly a century to offset
Extracting energy from the wind causes climatic impacts that are small compared to current projections of 21st century warming, but large compared to the effect of reducing US electricity emissions to zero with solar. (2018-10-04)
Large-scale wind power needs more land, causes more climatic impact than previously thought
In two papers, Harvard University researchers find that the transition to wind or solar power in the United States would require five to 20 times more land area than previously thought, and if such large-scale wind farms were built, would warm average surface temperatures over the continental United States by 0.24 degrees Celsius. (2018-10-04)
HZB researchers are used to boost the efficiency of silicon solar cells
The efficiency of a solar cell is one of its most important parameters. (2018-10-04)
Artificial enzymes convert solar energy into hydrogen gas
In a new scientific article, researchers at Uppsala University describe how, using a completely new method, they have synthesised an artificial enzyme that functions in the metabolism of living cells. (2018-10-04)
Emissions-free energy system saves heat from the summer sun for winter
A research group from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, has made great, rapid strides towards the development of a specially designed molecule which can store solar energy for later use. (2018-10-03)
Columbia astronomers find first compelling evidence for a moon outside our solar system
On the hunt for distant worlds, Columbia researchers have identified an exomoon candidate around the transiting exoplanet Kepler-1625b that indicates the presence of a previously unknown gas-giant moon. (2018-10-03)
Thanks to help from Hubble, the first confirmed exomoon?
Taking advantage of observations from the Hubble Space Telescope, researchers provide evidence of what could be the first exomoon -- a moon orbiting a planet outside our solar system. (2018-10-03)
Hubble finds compelling evidence for a moon outside the Solar System
Using the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope and older data from the Kepler Space Telescope two astronomers have found the first compelling evidence for a moon outside our own Solar System. (2018-10-03)
FEFU astrophysicists study the 'profile' of coma in Comet 21P/Giacobini-Zinner
The favorable weather conditions had settled in September in Primorsky Krai, Russia, made it possible to receive the quality images of the celestial body and to get the unique material for its further research. (2018-10-02)
Supersizing solar cells: researchers print module six times bigger than previous largest
A perovskite solar module the size of an A4 sheet of paper, which is nearly six times bigger than modules of that type reported before, has been developed by Swansea University researchers, by using simple and low-cost printing techniques. (2018-10-02)
New extremely distant solar system object found during hunt for Planet X
Carnegie's Scott Sheppard and his colleagues discovered a new extremely distant object far beyond Pluto with an orbit that supports the presence of an even-farther-out, Super-Earth or larger Planet X. (2018-10-02)
While seeking Planet X, astronomers find a distant solar system object
2015 TG387 was discovered about 80 astronomical units (AU) from the sun. (2018-10-02)
Eco-friendly nanoparticles for artificial photosynthesis
Researchers at the University of Zurich have developed a nanoparticle type for novel use in artificial photosynthesis by adding zinc sulfide on the surface of indium-based quantum dots. (2018-10-01)
Perovskite solar cells leap toward commercialization
OIST scientists' research on perovskite solar cells indicates a promising future towards sustainability. (2018-09-28)
Device that integrates solar cell and battery could store electricity outside the grid
Scientists in the United States and Saudi Arabia have harnessed the abilities of both a solar cell and a battery in one device -- a 'solar flow battery' that soaks up sunlight and efficiently stores it as chemical energy for later on-demand use. (2018-09-27)
Shake, rattle, and roll to high efficiency photovoltaics
New insight into how a certain class of photovoltaic materials allows efficient conversion of sunlight into electricity could set up these materials to replace traditional silicon solar cells. (2018-09-27)
Both halves of NASA's Webb Telescope successfully communicate
For the first time, the two halves of NASA's James Webb Space Telescope -- the spacecraft and the telescope -- were connected together using temporary ground wiring that enabled them to 'speak' to each other like they will in flight. (2018-09-26)
A self-powered heart monitor taped to the skin
Scientists have developed a human-friendly, ultra-flexible organic sensor powered by sunlight, which acts as a self-powered heart monitor. (2018-09-26)
Plate tectonics may have been active on Earth since the very beginning
A new study suggests that plate tectonics -- a scientific theory that divides the earth into large chunks of crust that move slowly over hot viscous mantle rock -- could have been active from the planet's very beginning. (2018-09-26)
Photosynthesis discovery could help next-gen biotechnologies
Researchers from The University of Queensland (UQ) and the University of Münster (WWU) have purified and visualized the 'Cyclic Electron Flow' (CEF) supercomplex, a critical part of the photosynthetic machinery in all plants, in a discovery that could help guide the development of next-generation solar biotechnologies. (2018-09-24)
Three NASA missions return 1st-light data
NASA's continued quest to explore our solar system and beyond received a boost of new information this week with three key missions proving not only that they are up and running, but that their science potential is exceptional. (2018-09-21)
Like our sun, other stars spin faster at the equator than at the poles
Finally providing insights into the spin behavior of sun-like stars outside our solar system, researchers now report that, much like the sun, some other solar-type stars spin faster at their equators than at their poles. (2018-09-20)
Astrophysicists measure precise rotation pattern of sun-like stars for the first time
Scientists have measured the differential rotation on Sun-like stars for the first time, and their findings challenge current science on how stars rotate. (2018-09-20)
Commercially relevant bismuth-based thin film processing
Osaka University researchers prepared 2D layered, visible-light-absorbing bismuth sulfide semiconductors using a two-step process. (2018-09-19)
Origami inspires highly efficient solar steam generator
Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. (2018-09-19)
SwRI scientists find evidence for early planetary shake-up
Scientists at Southwest Research Institute studied an unusual pair of asteroids and discovered that their existence points to an early planetary rearrangement in our solar system. (2018-09-10)
NASA's SDO spots 2 lunar transits in space
On Sept. 9, NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory saw two lunar transits over the course of just six hours. (2018-09-10)
Coal plant offsets with carbon capture means covering 89 percent of the US in forests
Researchers found that using bio-sequestration to capture carbon produced by US coal-fired plants even after carbon capture and storage would require using 62 percent of the nation's arable land for that process, or 89 percent of all US land with average forest cover. (2018-09-07)
Renewable energy sources: All-in-one light-driven water splitting
Solar-powered water splitting is a promising means of generating clean and storable energy. (2018-09-06)
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