Clean Energy
Newly-Developed Solar Cells Convert Ambient Indoor Light into Electricity  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 hours
An international team of researchers from Sweden and China has developed organic photovoltaic cells that convert ambient indoor... more
A reusable catalyst for the synthesis of esters  PHYS.ORG · 6 hours
A chemist from RUDN University has developed a tin silicate catalyst for the production of esters—flavourings, plasticisers, and biofuel components. Unlike existing catalysts, the new material can be made active again and... more
Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land  SCIENCE DAILY · 8 hours
A new study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by 5 million hectares by 2030. more
Ethanol fuels large-scale expansion of Brazil's farming land  PHYS.ORG · 9 hours
A University of Queensland-led study has revealed that future demand for ethanol biofuel could potentially expand sugarcane farming land in Brazil by five million hectares by 2030. more
Medical News Today: New electric eel species packs most powerful punch  MNT · 22 hours
According to a new study, the infamous electric eel is not one species, but three; and one of the newly named species has a record breaking... more
Welcome indoors, solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 day
Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimized to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. more
New results for the mass of neutrinos  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
Neutrinos and their small non-zero masses play a key role in cosmology and particle physics. The allowed range of the mass scale has now been narrowed down by the initial results of the international... more
Researchers think small to make progress towards better fuel cells  PHYS.ORG · 1 day
As renewable sources such as wind and solar are quickly changing the energy landscape, scientists are looking for ways to better store energy for when it's needed. Fuel... more
Welcome indoors, solar cells  nanowerk · 1 day
Scientists have developed organic solar cells optimised to convert ambient indoor light to electricity. The power they produce is low, but is probably enough to feed the millions of products that the internet of things will bring online. more
Paramagnetic spins take electrons for a ride, produce electricity from heat  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
An international team of researchers has observed that local thermal perturbations of spins in a solid can convert heat to energy even in a paramagnetic material—where... more
Thermoelectric Device Generates Light from ‘Darkness of Space’  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 days
A thermoelectric generator device developed by researchers from the University of California, Los Angeles and Stanford University harnesses the cold... more
Method to customize microbes for better biofuel production  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Scientists at the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have demonstrated a method to insert genes into a variety of microorganisms that previously would not accept foreign DNA, with the... more
New technology gives a glimpse of solar fuel generation in action  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Electrochemical devices that use sunlight to generate fuel represent a promising means of harvesting sustainable energy; but currently, none are efficient enough for real-world applications. One... more
Researchers design a roadmap for hydrogen supply network  SCIENCE DAILY · 5 days
Researchers have developed a hydrogen supply chain model that can enable the adoption of zero-emission, hydrogen-powered cars -- transforming them from a novelty into everyday transportation in just 30 years. more
Experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The theoretical model that astrophysicists have used for 40 years to determine the behavior and future of the sun is broken. It seems fixable, however, with... more
Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate... more
Hoary bat numbers declining at rate that suggests species in jeopardy in Pacific Northwest  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The hoary bat, the species of bat most frequently found dead at wind power facilities, is declining at a rate... more
What happens underground influences global nutrient cycles  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Through the Facilities Integrating Collaborations for User Science (FICUS) program, two Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science national user facilities—the Environmental Molecular Sciences Laboratory (EMSL) and the DOE Joint Genome Institute (JGI)—have selected... more
California hospitals and nursing homes brace for wildfire blackouts  NEWS MEDICAL · 6 days
California has seen a relatively slow start to this year's wildfire season, but Wanda Chaney still frets every time it's hot and windy in Chico, a college town about two... more
Colorful microreactors utilize sunlight  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
The sun is the most sustainable energy source available on our planet and could be used to power photochemical reactions. Scientists now present a widely applicable, cost-effective photomicroreactor. It is based on ''Luminescent Solar Concentrators'', which harvest, convert, and make... more
Experiments at temperature of sun offer solutions to solar model problems  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Experimenting at 4.1 million degrees Fahrenheit, physicists at Sandia National Laboratories' Z machine have found that an astronomical model—used for 40 years to predict the sun's... more
Powerful typhoon Faxai in direct hit on Tokyo  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A powerful typhoon with potentially record winds and rain battered the Tokyo region early Monday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands, widespread blackouts and transport disruption. more
Powerful typhoon Faxai pummels Tokyo region  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Typhoon Faxai, upgraded to a "very strong" storm with potentially record winds and rain, battered the Tokyo region late Sunday, sparking evacuation warnings to tens of thousands and transport disruption. more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other applications. more
Plant research could benefit wastewater treatment, biofuels and antibiotics  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Chinese and Rutgers scientists have discovered how aquatic plants cope with water pollution, a major ecological question that could help boost their use in wastewater treatment, biofuels, antibiotics and other... more
Unidentified ‘Absorbers’ Soak Up Solar Energy in Upper Cloud Layer of Venus  SCI-NEWS.COM · 2 weeks
Venus’ surface has never been seen by the human eye because of opaque, highly reflective clouds which permanently cover the planet. What is curious... more
The first line of defense for Hurricane Dorian is the shoreline  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian was downgraded to a still-dangerous Category 2 hurricane packing powerful winds and generating catastrophic storm surges that slammed into the Bahamas. After Dorian hit... more
Affordable multiferroic material  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a novel liquid process for fabrication of an affordable multiferroic nanocomposite film. The multiferroic material obtained by the novel process possesses strong correlation between the electric and the magnetic properties, thus various applications such as low-power-consumption large-volume... more
Affordable multiferroic material  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a novel liquid process for fabrication of an affordable multiferroic nanocomposite film. The multiferroic material obtained by the novel process possesses strong correlation between the electric and the magnetic properties, thus various applications such as low-power-consumption large-volume... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
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. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Agrivoltaics proves mutually beneficial across food, water, energy nexus  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
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. Agrivoltaics, the co-locating of agriculture and... more
Dorian strikes Bahamas as dangerous Category 5 storm  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Sunday as a catastrophic Category 5 storm, its 185 mph winds ripping off roofs and tearing down power lines as hundreds hunkered in schools, churches... more
How Strong Can a Hurricane Get?  LIVE SCIENCE · 2 weeks
The Saffir-Simpson hurricane only goes up to Category 5. But in theory, winds from a powerful hurricane could blow the scale out of the water, scientists say. more
Colorful microreactors utilize sunlight  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Energy-efficient solar photochemistry with luminescent solar concentrators. more
Astrophysicists Link Brightening of Pulsar Wind Nebula to Pulsar Spin-down Rate Transition  ASTRO WATCH · 3 weeks
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... more
Energy-efficient solar photochemistry with luminescent solar concentrators  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The sun is the most sustainable energy source available on our planet and could be used to power photochemical reactions. In the journal Angewandte Chemie, scientists present a widely applicable, cost-effective photomicroreactor. It is... more
Wind mystery inside gas giant Saturn begins to unravel  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
A new study argues that Saturn's interior flows like honey due to its magnetic field, which may help solve the mystery of why the planet's powerful winds stop 8,500km inside... more
Water harvester makes it easy to quench your thirst in the desert  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In 2017, chemists demonstrated that a new MOF design could rapidly adsorb water from even dry air, allowing it to be condensed and collected... more
Laser printing tech produces waterproof e-textiles in minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
In just three minutes, the laser printing approach can produce a 10x10 cm smart textile patch that's waterproof, stretchable and easily integrated with solar or other sources of power. more
Harnessing the power of solar panels  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have developed a way to better harness the volume of energy collected by solar panels. In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic (PV) system and... more
Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn't fully answered that question. But researchers today will explain their finding that the arrangements that surface atoms... more
What's the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Policies to encourage reductions in greenhouse gas emissions tend to stress the need to switch as many vehicles as possible to electric power. But a new study by MIT and... more
Chipping away at how ice forms could keep windshields, power lines ice-free  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
How does ice form? Surprisingly, science hasn't fully answered that question. Differences in ice formation on various surfaces still aren't well understood, but researchers... more
Researchers develop a better way to harness the power of solar panels  nanowerk · 3 weeks
In a new study, the researchers developed an algorithm that increases the efficiency of the solar photovoltaic system and reduces the volume of power... more
What?s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  nanowerk · 3 weeks
Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones. more
Speeding up hydrogen production by the magic topological surface states  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The hydrogen economy is considered to be one of the best options for providing renewable energy and, thereby, contributing to mitigating today's environmental challenges. The energy density of... more
Astrophysicists link brightening of pulsar wind nebula to pulsar spin-down rate transition  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
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... more
What’s the best way to cut vehicle greenhouse-gas emissions?  MIT · 3 weeks
Study finds that in some locations, lightweight gas-powered cars could have a bigger emissions-reducing impact than electric ones. more
A new method for quantifying crystal semiconductor efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Japanese scientists have found a new way to detect the efficiency of crystal semiconductors. For the first time ever, the team used a specific kind of photoluminescence spectroscopy, a way to detect... more
NASA Confirms Europa Clipper Mission  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
NASA’s Europa Clipper mission is moving toward completion of its final design, followed by the construction and testing of the solar-powered spacecraft and science payload. “We... more
Shock to the system: Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks  nanowerk · 4 weeks
Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future, but a new report raises the specter that... more
Materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have designed organic molecules capable of generating two excitons per photon of light, a process called singlet fission. The excitons can live for much longer... more
Researchers develop materials that can revolutionize how light is harnessed for solar energy  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Researchers at Columbia University have developed a way to harness more power from singlet fission to increase the efficiency of solar cells,... more
Microorganisms build the best fuel efficient hydrogen cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
With billions of years of practice, nature has created the most energy efficient machines. One, [Ne-Fi] hydrogenase, is the oldest in microorganisms and is used for hydrogen metabolism. Using Fourier transform infrared... more
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