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Scientists boost efficiency of next-generation solar cell material to 25%

Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing...

Weakness is strength for this low-temperature battery

Scientists Diego have discovered new fundamental insights for developing lithium metal batteries that perform well at ultra-low temperatures; mainly, that the weaker the electrolyte...

New study could help make hydrogen useful, sustainable fuel

Hydrogen is an incredibly powerful fuel, and the ingredients are everywhere—in plain old water. Researchers would love to be able to use it widely as...

Scientists develop new lead-based anode for next-generation lithium-ion batteries

The lithium-ion battery powers everything from mobile phones to laptops to electric vehicles. Scientists worldwide are always on the hunt for new and improved...

This “ring” could turn the body into a battery

Researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder have developed a new, low-cost wearable device that transforms the human body into a biological battery. The device,...

This backpack could power electronics by harvesting energy from walking

Hikers, soldiers and school children all know the burden of a heavy backpack. But now, researchers have developed a prototype that not only makes loads...

Scientists develop novel high-energy-density lithium metal battery

Scientists have developed an electrolyte engineering strategy for lithium (Li) metal batteries. The new method realized pouch cells with a high energy density of 430...

New study reveals secrets to solar cells success

A new study shows how researchers at The Australian National University (ANU) achieved a world record in solar cell efficiency. The study focused on perovskite...

Hydrogen gas-fueled airships could spur development in remote communities

What do tomatoes, hemp and hydrogen gas have in common? Only one thing: they were all victims of misinformation that banned their use. Harmless products that...

How short circuits in lithium metal batteries can be prevented

There are high hopes for the next generation of high energy-density lithium metal batteries, but before they can be used in our vehicles, there...