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New Connection between Stacked Solar Cells Can Handle Energy of 70,000...

North Carolina State University researchers have come up with a new technique for improving the connections between stacked solar cells, which should improve the...

Yeast aids efficient production of biofuels from waste

A significant portion of the petroleum consumed by the transport sector must be replaced in the long term by renewable energy. Therefore, it is of...

Plastic solar cells’ new design promises bright future

Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century, with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life. Harvesting energy...

Green roofing keeps temps cool indoors despite the heat outside

Aitor Erkoreka, a UPV/EHU lecturer and researcher, has shown that green roofs are ideal for places where it is very hot in summer. So, by...

Harvesting electricity from the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide

A new method for producing electricity from carbon dioxide could be the start of a classic trash-to-treasure story for the troublesome greenhouse gas, scientists...

Champion nano-rust for producing solar hydrogen

Water and some nano-structured iron oxide is all it takes to produce bubbles of solar hydrogen. EPFL and Technion scientists just discovered the champion...

Surge in shale oil production could make U.S. the top producer...

The dramatic surge in U.S. shale oil production could more than triple the current American output of shale oil to five million barrels a...

Engineered microbes grow in the dark

Scientists at the University of California, Davis have engineered a strain of photosynthetic cyanobacteria to grow without the need for light. They report their...

Physicists Light ‘Magnetic Fire’ to Reveal Energy’s Path

New York University physicists have uncovered how energy is released and dispersed in magnetic materials in a process akin to the spread of forest...

Better batteries from waste sulfur

A new chemical process can transform waste sulfur into a lightweight plastic that may improve batteries for electric cars, reports a University of Arizona-led...

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