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‘Messy’ production of perovskite material could increase solar cell efficiency

Discovery means simpler and cheaper manufacturing methods are actually beneficial for the material’s use in next-generation solar cells or LED lighting. Scientists at the University...

Scientists close a loophole for iron-based solar cells

An international study led from Lund University in Sweden shows that 30 percent of the energy in a certain type of light-absorbing iron molecule...

Carbon dioxide capture and use could become a new global business

Capturing carbon dioxide and turning it into commercial products, such as fuels or construction materials, could become a new global industry, according to a...

Scientists find new way to extend the life of perovskite solar cells

Researchers believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle that’s kept perovskite solar cells from achieving mainstream use. Perovskites are crystals with cube-like lattices known to be...

How some bacteria ‘eat’ electricity to survive

Ever since scientists discovered that certain microbes can get their energy from electrical charges, researchers have wondered how they do it. Bacteria don’t have mouths,...

Electric cars could be recharged in 10 minutes soon

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, and, in 10 minutes, drive out with...

Solar and wind energy could reduce groundwater use, says study

California's switch to solar, wind energy reduced reliance on hydropower, natural gas. Solar and wind farms are popping up around the country to lower carbon...

Scientists put the “solve” in “solvent” for lithium-sulfur battery challenge

Lithium-ion batteries represent the majority of batteries in consumer electronics and electric vehicles. Today, scientists are looking for new chemistries that could improve the energy...

Scientists create ‘artificial leaf’ that turns carbon dioxide into fuel

Scientists have created an "artificial leaf" to fight climate change by inexpensively converting harmful carbon dioxide (CO2) into a useful alternative fuel. The new technology,...

Scientists find new way to build Zinc-anode batteries

The lithium-ion battery in your smartphone or electric vehicle has a lot going for it. It’s lightweight, it holds its charge, and it’s not exorbitantly...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...