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April 27, 2017

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April 27, 2017

Pathway for Generating Up to 10 Terawatts of Power from Sunlight by 2030

Apr. 25, 2017 — The annual potential of solar energy far exceeds the world's energy consumption, but the goal of using the sun to provide a significant fraction of global electricity demand is far from being ... read more

Apr. 24, 2017 — A new method that could lead to lithium batteries that are safer, have longer battery life, and are bendable has now been developed, providing new possibilities such as flexible smartphones. His new ... read more

New Discovery Could Aid in Detecting Nuclear Threats

Apr. 21, 2017 — A new way to detect nuclear materials has been developed by researchers. Made of graphene and carbon nanotubes, the researchers' detector far outpaces any existing one in its ultrasensitivity to ... read more

Scientist's New Approach May Accelerate Design of High-Power Batteries

Apr. 21, 2017 — A model for designing novel materials used in electrical storage devices, such as car batteries and capacitors, has now been designed by researchers. This approach may dramatically accelerate ... read more

Degradable Electronic Components Created from Corn Starch

Apr. 19, 2017 — As consumers upgrade their gadgets at an increasing pace, the amount of electronic waste we generate continues to mount. To help combat this environmental problem, researchers have modified a ... read more

Apr. 18, 2017 — With Earth Day approaching, new research could help people save more energy, regardless of location, if they adjust the angles of solar panels four to five times a year, based on the ... read more

Researchers Capture Excess Photon Energy to Produce Solar Fuels

Apr. 18, 2017 — Scientists have developed a proof-of-principle photoelectrochemical cell capable of capturing excess photon energy normally lost to generating ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — High performing lithium-ion batteries are a key component of laptops, smart phones, and electric vehicles. Currently, the anodes, or negative charged side of lithium ion batteries, are generally made ... read more

Apr. 17, 2017 — Photosynthesis requires a mechanism to produce large amounts of chemical energy without losing the oxidative power needed to break down water. A research team has clarified part of this mechanism, ... read more

Battery Prototype Powered by Atmospheric Nitrogen

Apr. 13, 2017 — As the most abundant gas in Earth's atmosphere, nitrogen has been an attractive option as a source of renewable energy. But nitrogen gas doesn't break apart under normal conditions, ... read more

Apr. 12, 2017 — Microbial fuel cells exploit the metabolism of bacteria in order to generate electricity. A new type of biofilm could soon make this relatively young technology considerably more effective, more ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new topological superconductor made from an ultrathin transition metal dichalcogenide is a step toward quantum computing, suggests a new research ... read more

Apr. 11, 2017 — Radio waves, microwaves and even light itself are all made of electric and magnetic fields. The classical theory of electromagnetism was completed in the 1860s by James Clerk Maxwell. At the time, ... read more

New Class of Optoelectronic Materials Developed

Apr. 11, 2017 — A new class of semiconductor materials has been pioneered that might enhance the functionality of optoelectronic devices and solar panels -- perhaps even using one hundred times less material than ... read more

Americans Used More Clean Energy in 2016

Apr. 10, 2017 — Americans used more renewable energy in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to the most recent energy flow charts. Overall, energy consumption was nearly ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists are combining their expertise to change stem cells for nerve ... read more

Apr. 10, 2017 — Scientists have invented a novel ultra-thin multilayer film which could harness the properties of tiny magnetic whirls, known as skyrmions, as information carriers for storing and processing data on ... read more

Apr. 6, 2017 — As clean technology costs continue to fall, the world added record levels of renewable energy capacity in 2016, at an investment level 23 percent lower than 2015, new UN-backed research ... read more

Gold-Plated Crystals Set New Standard for Natural Gas Detectors

Apr. 6, 2017 — Materials scientists and engineers have developed a sensor that is fast, sensitive and efficient enough to detect specific wavelengths of electromagnetic energy while on the move. The technology ... read more

Apr. 5, 2017 — Scientists have developed a transistor-type active-matrix pressure sensor using foldable substrate and air-dielectric ... read more

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