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Welcome indoors, solar cells
Swedish and Chinese scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. (2019-09-16)
Efficient organic solar cells with a low energy loss enabled by a quinoxaline-based acceptor
Recently, a research team led by Prof. Xiaozhang Zhu from Institute of Chemistry, Chinese Academy of Sciences, has designed and synthesized an electron acceptor AQx by fusing the quinoxaline moiety with the quinoid-resonance effect to the D-A system. (2019-09-15)
Gemini observatory captures multicolor image of first-ever interstellar comet
The first-ever comet from beyond our Solar System has been successfully imaged by the Gemini Observatory in multiple colors. (2019-09-13)
Device generates light from the cold night sky
An inexpensive thermoelectric device harnesses the cold of space without active heat input, generating electricity that powers an LED at night, researchers report Sept. (2019-09-12)
'Fire inversions' lock smoke in valleys
There's an atmospheric feedback loop, says University of Utah atmospheric scientist Adam Kochanski, that can lock smoke in valleys in much the same way that temperature inversions lock the smog and gunk in the Salt Lake Valley each winter. (2019-09-12)
Flexible solar cells a step closer to reality
Solar cells that use mixtures of organic molecules to absorb sunlight and convert it to electricity, that can be applied to curved surfaces such as the body of a car, could be a step closer thanks to a discovery that challenges conventional thinking about one of the key components of these devices. (2019-09-11)
Since cooling demand is primarily driven by the sun, could it also be powered by the sun?
The International Energy Agency has dubbed increased global cooling demand as one of the most critical blind spots in today's energy debate. (2019-09-11)
Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest
The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate that threatens its long-term future in the Pacific Northwest, according to a novel and comprehensive research collaboration. (2019-09-11)
Sandia experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems
The theoretical model that astrophysicists have used for 40 years to determine the behavior and future of the sun is broken. (2019-09-11)
Colorful microreactors utilize sunlight
The sun is the most sustainable energy source available on our planet and could be used to power photochemical reactions. (2019-09-10)
NASA finds Faxai now extra-tropical in Pacific Ocean
NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean from its orbit in space and took an image that showed vertical wind shear was weakening Faxai and the storm had become extra-tropical. (2019-09-10)
Plastics, fuels and chemical feedstocks from CO2? They're working on it
Four SUNCAT scientists describe recent research results related to the quest to capture CO2 from the smokestacks of factories and power plants and use renewable energy to turn it into industrial feedstocks and fuels. (2019-09-09)
A decade of renewable energy investment, led by solar, tops US $2.5 trillion
A UN-backed report shows global investment in new renewable energy capacity this decade -- 2010 to 2019 inclusive -- is on course to hit USD 2.6 trillion, with more gigawatts of solar power capacity installed than any other generation technology. (2019-09-05)
Silicon as a semiconductor: Silicon carbide would be much more efficient
In power electronics, semiconductors are based on the element silicon -- but the energy efficiency of silicon carbide would be much higher. (2019-09-05)
NASA-NOAA satellite finds wind shear pushing on Tropical Storm Gabrielle
NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed over the eastern Atlantic Ocean and infrared data revealed that the storm was being adversely affected by wind shear, pushing its strongest storms northeast of its center. (2019-09-05)
NASA measures Dorian's heavy rainfall from Bahamas to Carolinas
Hurricane Dorian continues to generate tremendous amounts of rainfall, and has left over three feet of rain in some areas of the Bahamas and is now lashing the Carolinas. (2019-09-05)
NASA analyzed Tropical Storm Fernand's strength before landfall
NASA's Aqua satellite provided forecasters at the National Hurricane Center with infrared data and cloud top temperature information for Tropical Storm Fernand as it was making landfall in northeastern Mexico. (2019-09-04)
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus
Building resilience in renewable energy and food production is a fundamental challenge in today's changing world, especially in regions susceptible to heat and drought. (2019-09-03)
Extracting clean fuel from sunlight
The new study explores the subtle interplay of the primary components of such devices and outlines a theoretical framework for understanding the underlying fuel-forming reactions. (2019-09-03)
Europe's future is renewable
Europe has enough solar and wind resources to meet its electricity demand entirely from renewable sources. (2019-09-03)
Slowed metabolism helps geese fly high
A few years before NASA astronaut Jessica Meir began learning to fly a spacecraft for her upcoming trip to the International Space Station, she was in flight-training of a different kind: teaching bar-headed geese how to fly in a wind tunnel at the University of British Columbia. (2019-09-03)
NASA's IMERG estimates hurricane Dorian's rain
In the early hours of Tuesday, September 3, Hurricane Dorian had been stationary over the island of Grand Bahama for 18 hours, most of the time as a category 5 hurricane. (2019-09-03)
Air pollution under clear skies reduces sunlight reaching the Earth's surface
Scientists have found that the air pollution absorbs and disperses sunlight and thereby reduces the amount that reaches the Earth's surface. (2019-08-30)
Hints of a volcanically active exomoon
A rocky extrasolar moon (exomoon) with bubbling lava may orbit a planet 550 light-years away from us. (2019-08-29)
NASA sees Dorian become a hurricane
NASA's Terra satellite passed over the northwestern Atlantic Ocean as Dorian reached hurricane status during the afternoon of August 28, 2019. (2019-08-28)
Grassland biodiversity is blowing in the wind
Temperate grasslands are the most endangered but least protected ecosystems on Earth. (2019-08-28)
NASA finds wind shear affecting Tropical Depression Erin
Visible and infrared imagery from NASA's Terra satellite revealed that strong wind shear was adversely affecting Tropical Depression Erin, located about 200 miles off the Carolina coast. (2019-08-28)
Newly discovered giant planet slingshots around its star
Astronomers have discovered a planet three times the mass of Jupiter that travels on a long, egg-shaped path around its star. (2019-08-27)
NASA finds Tropical Depression battling wind shear off the Carolina coast
Newly formed Tropical Depression 6 in the Atlantic Ocean may have just formed, but it did so under adverse atmospheric conditions. (2019-08-27)
NASA-NOAA satellite tracks tropical depression Podul across Philippines
Tropical Depression 13W, now named Podul, was crossing the Philippines from east to west as NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite provided a visible image of the storm. (2019-08-27)
Would a carbon tax help to innovate more-efficient energy use?
Taxing carbon emissions would drive innovation and lead to improved energy efficiency, according to a new paper published in Joule from Carnegie's Rong Wang (now at Fudan University), Harry Saunders, and Ken Caldeira, along with Juan Moreno-Cruz of the University of Waterloo. (2019-08-27)
Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels
Researchers at the University of Waterloo have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. (2019-08-27)
Astrophysicists link brightening of pulsar wind nebula to pulsar spin-down rate transition
Astrophysicists have discovered that the pulsar wind nebula (PWN) surrounding the famous pulsar B0540-69 brightened gradually after the pulsar experienced a sudden spin-down rate transition (SRT). (2019-08-26)
Tiny tweaks for big wins in solar cells
Changes in composition are shown to affect light-harvesting layer crystallization and perovskite solar cell efficiency. (2019-08-26)
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency
Japanese scientists have found a new way to successfully detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. (2019-08-23)
NASA's Aqua satellite finds a weaker Chantal, now a depression
Over the last day, winds outside of Tropical Storm Chantal have been weakening the storm in the North Atlantic Ocean. (2019-08-22)
Microbiology: Atacama Desert microbes may hold clues to life on Mars
Microbial life on Mars may potentially be transported across the planet on dust particles carried by wind, according to a study conducted in the Atacama Desert in North Chile, a well-known Mars analogue. (2019-08-22)
Climate change will alter waves along half the world's coast
New research finds that a warming planet will also alter ocean waves along more than 50% of the world's coastlines. (2019-08-22)
NASA sees a lopsided Atlantic Tropical Storm Chantal form
NASA's Aqua satellite provided a view of newly formed Tropical Storm Chantal in the North Atlantic Ocean. (2019-08-22)
California's rooftop-solar boom leaves equity gap
California leads the nation in the adoption of rooftop solar systems, but information on which communities do, and do not, benefit from these installations has been limited. (2019-08-21)
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