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Scientists Measure the Evolving Energy of a Solar Flare's Explosive First Minutes  ASTRO WATCH · 23 hours
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun’s surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Algae shown to improve gastrointestinal health  SCIENCE DAILY · 23 hours
A green, single-celled organism called Chlamydomonas reinhardtii has served as a model species for topics spanning algae-based biofuels to plant evolution. While algae have been used as dietary nutraceuticals that provide beneficial oils, vitamins, proteins, carbohydrates... more
Blue-emitting diode demonstrates limitations and promise of perovskite semiconductors  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 days
Halide perovskites have garnered attention because they're highly efficient at capturing energy in solar cells and efficient emitters in diodes. But researchers failed at making perovskite LEDs that emit blue... more
A highly scalable dielectric metamaterial with superior capacitor performance over a broad temperature  Science Magazine · 4 days
Although many polymers exhibit excellent dielectric performance including high energy density with high efficiency at room temperature, their electric and dielectric performance... more
Experimental probe of a complete 3-D photonic band gap  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
A crystal with a 3-D photonic band gap is a powerful tool to control light, with applications for new types of solar cells, sensors and miniature lasers. Inside a man-made... more
Study: U.S. biofuels not to blame for Indonesia and Malaysia deforestation  PHYS.ORG · 4 days
Since 1990, the United States has ramped up its production of biofuels—to about 16 billion gallons of ethanol and 1.6 billion gallons of biodiesel in 2017.... more
A type Ia supernova at the heart of superluminous transient SN 2006gy  Science Magazine · 5 days
Superluminous supernovae radiate up to 100 times more energy than normal supernovae. The origin of this energy and the nature of the stellar progenitors... more
Researchers find a way to harness the entire spectrum of sunlight  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Scientists for the first time have developed a single molecule that can absorb sunlight efficiently and also act as a catalyst to transform solar energy into... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
In 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful collision of magnetic... more
Scientists measure the evolving energy of a solar flare's explosive first minutes  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Toward the end of 2017, a massive new region of magnetic field erupted on the Sun's surface next to an existing sunspot. The powerful... more
Why action on climate change gets stuck and what to do about it  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Work crews descended on 12 commuter parking lots in Toronto in late November 2018, and headed to the electric vehicle (EV) charging... more
Photoelectrochemical water-splitting efficiency hits 4.5%  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Solar-to-fuel conversion offers a promising technology to solve energy problems, yet device performance could be limited by undesired sunlight absorption. Researchers show copper thiocyanate can assist hole transport in oxide photoelectrodes and enable a 4.55% solar-to-hydrogen efficiency in... more
Potassium-driven rechargeable batteries: An effort toward a more sustainable environment  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Our modern lifestyle would be immensely different without rechargeable batteries. Owing to their low-cost, recyclable technology, these batteries are used in most portable electronic devices, electric and hybrid... more
Solar-powered barge a key 'interceptor' for plastic waste  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the "Interceptor" is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world's waters of... more
New study on a recently discovered chlorophyll molecule could be key to better solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
All living organisms need energy for their survival, and this energy indirectly comes from the sun. Some organisms,... more
New study on a recently discovered chlorophyll molecule could be key to better solar cells  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Photosynthesis, the process by which some organisms convert sunlight into chemical energy, is well known. But, it is... more
Microorganisms fed with toxic gas to produce biofuel  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Today, various processes are used to convert organic waste into biogas. By combining two different processes, it is possible to obtain even more of valuable substances such as hydrogen and methane. The... more
How to make it easier to turn plant waste into biofuels  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil... more
New web tool will facilitate military, wind energy industry collaboration  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A new web tool, Texas Early Notification Tool, TENT, has been designed for energy industry developers to screen for potential project sites and identify potential issues that should... more
How to make it easier to turn plant waste into biofuels  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Researchers have developed a new process that could make it much cheaper to produce biofuels such as ethanol from plant waste and reduce reliance on fossil... more
At least 11 dead as storms sweep through US south  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Severe storms sweeping the southern US killed at least 11 people, authorities said, as tornadoes and high winds upturned cars, destroyed homes and left tens of thousands without... more
Satellite constellations harvest energy for near-total global coverage  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Think of it as a celestial parlor game: What is the minimum number of satellites needed to see every point on Earth? And how might those satellites stay in orbit and maintain... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
Researchers discover new building blocks of catalyst zeolite nanopores  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Zeolites crystals, used among other things for refining petroleum to gasoline and biomass into biofuels, are the most-used catalysts by weight on the planet, and discovering mechanisms of how they... more
From a by-product of the biodiesel industry to sustainable production of a valuable chemical  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Although governments, academia and organizations all around the world have been emphasizing the crisis concerning the use of fossil fuels... more
Polluted wastewater in the forecast? Try a solar umbrella  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Evaporation ponds, commonly used in many industries to manage wastewater, can occupy a large footprint and often pose risks to birds and other wildlife, yet they're an economical way to... more
TESS Catches Superflares from 400 Solar-Type Stars  SCI-NEWS.COM · 3 weeks
Astronomers using NASA’s Transiting Exoplanet Survey Satellite (TESS) have detected 1,216 superflare events on 400 solar-type stars. One of these stars, called... more
Making computers and smartphones more energy efficient with novel tiny structures  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
With enhanced properties such as greater strength, lighter weight, increased electrical conductivity and chemical reactivity, nanomaterials (NMs) are widely used in areas like ICT, energy and... more
Harnessing hot carriers for high efficiency solar cells  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
Two-dimensional solar materials may offer a way to extract more energy from sunlight. By tuning the structure of a 2-D perovskite solar material, researchers from KAUST and the Georgia Institute of Technology... more
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