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Understanding the love-hate relationship of halide perovskites with the sun
Perovskiet solar cells are at the center of much recent solar research. (2020-07-10)
Looking at linkers helps to join the dots
Understanding the optimal process for fabricating coupled nanocrystal solids could help researchers to improve optoelectronics devices. (2020-07-09)
Trust me if you can
Each year, wind turbines are responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of airborne animals such as bats. (2020-07-09)
Purifying water with the help of wood, bacteria and the sun
According to the United Nations, about one-fifth of the world's population lives in areas where water is scarce. (2020-07-08)
Biosynthetic sustainable hierarchical solar steam generator
Nowadays, a team led by Prof. Shu-Hong Yu from the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) report an efficient and sustainable biomimetic hierarchical solar steam generator (HSSG) based on bacterial cellulose (BC) nanocomposites. (2020-07-08)
NASA analyzes Tropical Cyclone Damien's water vapor concentration
When NASA's Aqua satellite passed over Tropical Storm Cristina in the Eastern Pacific Ocean on July 8, it gathered water vapor data that provided information about the intensity of the storm. (2020-07-08)
Princeton chemists resolve origin of perovskite instability
Researchers in the Cava Group at the Princeton University Department of Chemistry have demystified the reasons for instability in an inorganic perovskite. (2020-07-07)
Electrons in the fast lane
Microscopic structures could further improve perovskite solar cells (2020-07-07)
The collective power of the solar system's dark, icy bodies
Two new studies by researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder may help to solve one of the biggest mysteries about the dark, icy bodies of the outer solar system: why so many of them don't circle the sun the way they should. (2020-07-07)
Newer solar power equipment ages better than older units
Utility-scale photovoltaics are the largest sector of the overall solar market within the US and the fastest-growing form of renewable power generation, and this fleet of utility-scale photovoltaic projects is relatively young and hasn't been operating long enough to establish a lengthy history of operational field service. (2020-07-07)
'Growing' active sites on quantum dots for robust H2 photogeneration
Chinese researchers had achieved site- and spatial- selective integration of earth-abundant metal ions in semiconductor quantum dots (QDs) for efficient and robust photocatalytic H2 evolution from water. (2020-07-07)
Breakthrough machine learning approach quickly produces higher-resolution climate data
Researchers at the US Department of Energy's (DOE's) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) have developed a novel machine learning approach to quickly enhance the resolution of wind velocity data by 50 times and solar irradiance data by 25 times--an enhancement that has never been achieved before with climate data. (2020-07-07)
New study resolves mystery surrounding unique light-harvesting structures in algae
Photosynthesis is a biochemical process that converts solar energy into chemical energy, releasing oxygen into the atmosphere. (2020-07-06)
NASA finds wind shear battering tropical storm Edouard
The latest tropical storm in the Atlantic Ocean formed one day ago and was already being battered by wind shear. (2020-07-06)
How does Earth sustain its magnetic field?
Life as we know it could not exist without Earth's magnetic field and its ability to deflect dangerous ionizing particles. (2020-07-06)
Iron in the Greenland ice core relative to Asian loess records over the past 110,000 years
Xiao and colleagues examined ''iron hypothesis'' evidences in Greenland NEEM ice core. (2020-07-03)
Solar assisted heating networks reduce environmental impact and energy consumption
More than 40% of energy consumption in the European Union is by buildings and 63% of this figure is due to residential dwellings. (2020-07-03)
Mini-'Marsquakes' measured by InSight lander show effects of sun and wind
Analysis of seismometer data from the InSight Martian lander revealed that different types and frequencies of ambient low-magnitude ''microtremors'' on Mars were associated with different sources, and some reflected daily variations in wind and solar irradiance, either in distant locations or near the lander. (2020-07-02)
Crystal structure discovered almost 200 years ago could hold key to solar cell revolution
Solar energy researchers are shining their scientific spotlight on materials with a crystal structure discovered nearly two centuries ago. (2020-07-02)
No touching: Skoltech researchers find contactless way to measure thickness of carbon nanotube films
Scientists from Skoltech and their colleagues from Russia and Finland have figured out a non-invasive way to measure the thickness of single-walled carbon nanotube films, which may find applications in a wide variety of fields from solar energy to smart textiles. (2020-06-30)
Scientists develop N-doped self-cleaning membranes that use visible light irradiation
Researchers from the Institute of Process Engineering (IPE) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Argonne National Laboratory (Argonne) in the U.S. have recently employed atomic layer deposition (ALD) to fabricate visible light-activated membranes that efficiently utilize solar energy. (2020-06-30)
Respiratory droplet motion, evaporation and spread of COVID-19-type pandemics
It is well established the COVID-19 virus is transmitted via respiratory droplets. (2020-06-30)
To find giant black holes, start with Jupiter
On a quest to find the Universe's largest black holes, Vanderbilt researcher identifies the center of the solar system within 100 meters. (2020-06-30)
First measurement of spin-orbit alignment on planet Beta Pictoris b
Astronomers have made the first measurement of spin-orbit alignment for a distant 'super-Jupiter' planet, demonstrating a technique that could enable breakthroughs in the quest to understand how exoplanetary systems form and evolved. (2020-06-29)
SwRI scientists demonstrate speed, precision of in situ planetary dating device
Southwest Research Institute scientists have increased the speed and accuracy of a laboratory-scale instrument for determining the age of planetary specimens onsite. (2020-06-29)
New solar forecasting model performs best
A new mathematical model for predicting variations in solar irradiance has been developed at Uppsala University. (2020-06-28)
Maryland offshore wind farm could become stop-over for migrating sturgeon, striped bass
For the endangered Atlantic sturgeon and the commercially important striped bass, the Delaware-Maryland-Virginia coastal shelf serves as an important spring and fall migratory route. (2020-06-26)
AI could help improve performance of lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells
Imperial College London researchers have demonstrated how machine learning could help design lithium-ion batteries and fuel cells with better performance. (2020-06-25)
Trapping the Sun: New thin-film technology uses sustainable components for solar panels
Most common thin-film solar panels consist of expensive rare-earth elements like indium and gallium, or highly toxic metals like cadmium. (2020-06-25)
Super-Earths discovered orbiting nearby red dwarf
The nearest exoplanets to us provide the best opportunities for study, including searching for evidence of life outside the Solar System. (2020-06-25)
Motions in the Sun reveal inner workings of sunspot cycle
The Sun's convection zone plays a key role in the generation and evolution of the Sun's magnetic field. (2020-06-25)
NYU Abu Dhabi researchers measure motions in the Sun to explain the solar cycle
In a newly-published study, researchers from the Center for Space Science at NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD) and colleagues used helioseismology and analyzed several data sources to find that the Sun's meridional flow is a single cell in each hemisphere that carries plasma toward the Sun's equator 200 thousand km below the surface. (2020-06-25)
NRL telescope onboard ESA, NASA SOHO discovers 4000th comet
NRL's Large Angle Spectrometric Coronagraph (LASCO) instrument identified the 4000th comet discovered by the Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO), a joint mission between the European Space Agency and NASA on June 15. (2020-06-25)
Neptune-sized planet discovered orbiting young, nearby star
Research published today in Nature reports the discovery of a planet about the size of Neptune orbiting an especially young, nearby star. (2020-06-24)
Self-powered alarm fights forest fires, monitors environment
Scientists designed and fabricated a remote forest fire detection and alarm system powered by nothing but the movement of the trees in the wind. (2020-06-24)
NASA satellite gives a hello to tropical storm Dolly
During the morning of June 23, the fourth system in the Northern Atlantic Ocean was a subtropical depression. (2020-06-23)
Two-thirds of Americans think government should do more on climate
A new Pew Research Center report examining U.S. views of climate change and other environmental issues, including attitudes toward expanding renewable energy and the federal government's response to climate change. (2020-06-23)
"Bright spot" during COVID-19: Increased power from solar panels thanks to cleaner air
During the COVID-19 pandemic, one unexpected outcome in cities around the world has been a reduction in air pollution, as people stay home to avoid contracting the coronavirus. (2020-06-22)
Wind beneath their wings: Albatrosses fine-tuned to wind conditions
A new study of albatrosses has found that wind plays a bigger role in their decision to take flight than previously thought, and due to their differences in body size, males and females differ in their response to wind. (2020-06-19)
New system uses wind turbines to defend the national grid from power cuts
A 'smart' system that controls the storage and release of energy from wind turbines will reduce the risk of power cuts and support the increase of wind energy use world-wide, say researchers at the University of Birmingham. (2020-06-19)
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