Clean Energy
NASA's Juno navigators enable Jupiter cyclone discovery  PHYS.ORG · 2 days
Jupiter's south pole has a new cyclone. The discovery of the massive Jovian tempest occurred on Nov. 3, 2019, during the most recent data-gathering flyby of Jupiter by NASA's Juno spacecraft. It was the... more
Global circulation of Mars upper atmosphere  Science Magazine · 3 days
The thermosphere of Mars is the interface through which the planet is continuously losing its reservoir of atmospheric volatiles to space. The structure and dynamics of the thermosphere is driven by a global circulation that redistributes... more
A terrestrial gamma-ray flash and ionospheric ultraviolet emissions powered by lightning  Science Magazine · 3 days
Terrestrial gamma-ray flashes (TGFs) are transient gamma-ray emissions from thunderstorms, generated by electrons accelerated to relativistic energies in electric fields. Elves are ultraviolet and optical emissions... more
Researchers discover mysterious holes in the seafloor off Central California  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
During a recent survey of the deep seafloor off Big Sur, MBARI researchers discovered thousands of mysterious holes or pits in the seafloor. Scientists and resource managers want... more
Better estimating snowfall depth remotely  PHYS.ORG · 5 days
Precipitation that falls on the ground in liquid form can be measured with relatively high accuracy. As soon as it turns to snowfall, however, various difficulties arise. For mountain regions, the amount of snow is an important piece... more
Cheops: The Hunt for Exoplanets  ESA · 5 days
Video: 00:03:00 A powerful space telescope, due for launch from Europe’s Spaceport in French Guiana on 17 December 2019, will give scientists a new insight into... more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric... more
Scientists show point defects in cathode crystals may speed lithium absorption  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
Here's a case where detours speed up traffic. The result may be better batteries for transportation, electronics and solar energy storage. more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  SCIENCE DAILY · 6 days
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. Water electrolysis could play... more
Green hydrogen: Research to enhance efficiency  nanowerk · 6 days
Laboratory experiments and a parabolic flight campaign have enabled an international team of researchers to gain new insights into water electrolysis, in which hydrogen is obtained from water by applying electric energy. more
Spin on perovskite research advances potential for quantum computing  PHYS.ORG · 6 days
The next generation of information technology could take advantage of spintronics—electronics that use the minuscule magnetic fields emanating from spinning electrons as well as the electric charges of the electrons... more
Dial-a-frog -- researchers develop the 'FrogPhone' to remotely call frogs in the wild  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Researchers have developed the 'FrogPhone', a novel device which allows scientists to call up a frog survey site and monitor them in... more
Inverting singlet and triplet excited states using strong light-matter coupling  Science Magazine · 1 week
In organic microcavities, hybrid light-matter states can form with energies that differ from the bare molecular excitation energies by nearly 1 eV. A timely question, given the recent... more
Dial-a-frog: Researchers develop the 'FrogPhone' to remotely call frogs in the wild  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Researchers have developed the 'FrogPhone', a novel device which allows scientists to call up a frog survey site and monitor them in the wild.... more
Second act: Used electric vehicle batteries charge up the grid  nanowerk · 1 week
Researchers have developed an innovative control system for repurposed electric vehicle battery packs to store electricity for home use and are scaling up the technology to a large,... more
Astronomy fellowship demonstrates measures to dismantle bias, increase diversity in STEM  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
In 2017, the Heising-Simons Foundation—a family foundation that works in climate and clean energy, science, education, and human rights—established the 51 Pegasi b Fellowship to support... more
As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
Old habits are hard to break. A new study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without... more
As China rapidly adopts clean energy, use of traditional stoves persists  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
Old habits are hard to break. A McGill-led study of replacement of traditional wood and coal burning stoves with clean energy in China suggests that, without... more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter.... more
Can Arctic 'ice management' combat climate change?  SCIENCE DAILY · 1 week
According to a much-debated geo-engineering approach, both sea-ice retreat and global warming could be slowed by using millions of wind-powered pumps, drifting in the sea ice, to promote ice formation during the Arctic winter. more
Transition to renewable energy needs to consider global threat to species  PHYS.ORG · 1 week
A new study has shown the extent to which countries drive biodiversity loss overseas through their demand for electric power. For some countries more than half... more
Typhoon Kammuri death toll rises to four in Philippines  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
At least four people are known to have died after a powerful typhoon ripped through the Philippines, officials said Wednesday, with high-speed winds prompting large-scale evacuations, tearing off roofs and... more
Hydrogen research fuels new solar ideas for green energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
New research led by Curtin University explores the use of methanol as a storage for hydrogen fuel, providing a potential green option for the extraction and creation of this zero... more
Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use  nanowerk · 2 weeks
Engineers have characterized the thermal energy conversion mechanism in the lattice of an advanced nanomaterial called chalcogenide perovskite and demonstrated its tunability - important... more
Mapping the energy transport mechanism of chalcogenide perovskite for solar energy use  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
For solar cells to be widely used in the coming decades researchers must resolve two major challenges: increasing efficiency and lowering toxicity. more
Detecting solar flares, more in real time  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Computers can learn to find flares and other events in vast streams of solar images to help forecasters issue timely alerts, according to a new study. The machine-learning technique searches satellite data for features... more
A study of Saturn's largest moon may offer insights for earth  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists studying the weather and climate of Titan, Saturn's largest moon, have reported a significant seasonal variation in its energy budget—that is the amount of solar... more
Making higher-energy light to fight cancer  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
Researchers have achieved photon up-conversion, the emission of light with energy higher than the one that excites the material, using carefully designed structures containing silicon nanocrystals and specialized organic molecules. The accomplishment brings scientists one step... more
Creating the conditions for a globally just energy transition  SCIENCE DAILY · 2 weeks
How can the energy transition be organized in a globally just way? Will developing countries struggle to transition to clean energy because they lack the financial and technical means? more
A new way to control microbial metabolism  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Microbes can be engineered to produce a variety of useful compounds, including plastics, biofuels, and pharmaceuticals. However, in many cases, these products compete with the metabolic pathways that the cells need to fuel themselves... more
Creating the conditions for a globally just energy transition  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
How can energy transition be organized in a globally just way? Will developing countries struggle to transition to clean energy because they lack the financial and technical means? A new... more
Researchers discover new way to split and sum photons with silicon  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
A team of researchers at The University of Texas at Austin and the University of California, Riverside have found a way to produce a long-hypothesized phenomenon—the... more
Solar cell degradation: Daylight damage-saving time  nanowerk · 2 weeks
A research team studies the process by which the performance of advanced solar cells degrades over time; this work may help promote the adoption of renewable energy produced by robust, high-efficiency organic photovoltaics. more
China plans new coal plants, trims support for clean energy  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
As world leaders gather in Spain to discuss how to slow the warming of the planet, a spotlight falls on China—the top emitter of greenhouse gases. more
Thermo-chemical power generation integrated with forced convection cooling  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
Scientists at Tokyo Institute of Technology combine forced convection cooling with thermo-electrochemical energy conversion to create a self-sustaining liquid cooling system. A liquid electrolyte is circulated through a cell to cool a... more
Editorial: California needs zero-emission trucks and it needs them now  PHYS.ORG · 2 weeks
There's a reason California is the largest zero-emission vehicle market in the country. If automakers want to sell cars in the state, then a certain percentage of their... more
Biodiversity and wind energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
The location and operation of wind energy plants are often in direct conflict with the legal protection of endangered species. The almost unanimous opinion of experts from local and central government authorities, environmental NGOs and expert offices is that the... more
Carbon intensity of power sector down in 2019  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Engineers from Carnegie Mellon University's Scott Institute for Energy Innovation have compiled carbon emissions for the U.S. electric power sector for the second quarter (Q2) of 2019 as part of the CMU... more
Testing OPS-SAT  ESA · 3 weeks
Image: OPS-SAT during testing of its solar arrays at the Graz University of Technology, Austria.Only 30 cm high, OPS-SAT packs a punch. Carrying an experimental computer ten times more powerful than on any current ESA spacecraft, OPS-SAT is... more
Scratching the surface of perovskites  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Versatile compounds called perovskites are valued for their application in next generation solar energy technologies. Despite their efficiency and relative cheapness, perovskite devices have yet to be perfected; they often contain atomic-level structural defects. more
NASA's infrared analysis of Tropical Storm Sebastien sees wind shear  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Tropical Storm Sebastian continued to move in a northeasterly direction through the North Atlantic Ocean as NASA's Aqua satellite passed overhead. Infrared imagery from an instrument aboard Aqua... more
Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Humans, one day, may be able to produce their own electrical energy in the same way electric eels do, according to a research team. It's the... more
New method for using spin waves in magnetic materials  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Smaller, faster, more energy-efficient—this is the goal that developers of electronic devices have been working towards for years. In order to be able to miniaturize individual components of mobile phones... more
Stabilizing sulfur cathode by single Li-ion channel polymer binder  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
The growing demands on high-performance energy-storage system for emerging technologies such as electric vehicles and artificial intelligence drive the development of high-performance batteries. As a promising candidate of next-generation batteries,... more
Energy storage: The future enabled by nanomaterials  Science Magazine · 3 weeks
Lithium-ion batteries, which power portable electronics, electric vehicles, and stationary storage, have been recognized with the 2019 Nobel Prize in chemistry. The development of nanomaterials and their related processing into electrodes and devices can... more
New hybrid device can both capture and store solar energy  SCIENCE DAILY · 3 weeks
Researchers have reported a new device that can both efficiently capture solar energy and store it until it is needed, offering promise for applications ranging from power generation... more
Researchers visualize bacteria motor in first step toward human-produced electrical energy  PHYS.ORG · 3 weeks
Humans, one day, may be able to produce their own electrical energy in the same way electric eels do, according to a research team based in... more
Wind more effective than cold air at cooling rooms naturally  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
The effectiveness of non-mechanical, low-energy methods for moderating temperature and humidity has been evaluated in a series of experiments. more
Two Co-Moving Brown Dwarfs Spotted 79 Light-Years Away  SCI-NEWS.COM · 4 weeks
Professional and amateur astronomers from the NASA-funded ‘Backyard Worlds: Planet 9’ project have spotted a co-moving pair of low-mass brown... more
Machine learning-assisted molecular design for high-performance organic photovoltaic materials  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
To synthesize high-performance materials for organic photovoltaics (OPVs) that convert solar radiation into direct current, materials scientists must meaningfully establish the relationship between chemical structures and their photovoltaic properties. In... more
Research shows substantial health benefit of shifting to clean energy sources in Africa  NEWS MEDICAL · 4 weeks
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it? more
Switching to renewable energy could save thousands of lives in Africa  PHYS.ORG · 4 weeks
With economies and populations surging, an industrial revolution is inevitable on the African continent. The question is, what's going to power it? With renewable energy cheaper... more
Scientists show how perovskite solar cells can capture more electricity  SCIENCE DAILY · 4 weeks
Scientists have developed a method to analyze which pairs of materials in next-generation perovskite solar cells will harvest the most energy. more
Hot carrier extraction in CH3NH3PbI3 unveiled by pump-push-probe spectroscopy  Science Magazine · 4 weeks
Halide perovskites are promising materials for development in hot carrier (HC) solar cells, where the excess energy of above-bandgap photons is harvested before being wasted as heat to enhance device... more
NASA-NOAA satellite finds displaced power in Tropical Cyclone Kalmaegi  PHYS.ORG · 1 month
Tropical Cyclone Kalmaegi is still experiencing wind shear and those winds have continued to displace the strongest storms north of the cyclone's center. NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP satellite passed overhead and... more
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