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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...

New battery could charge rapidly and reduce range anxiety for electric vehicle users

Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past,...

Solar panels capture more sunlight with capsaicin – the chemical that makes chili peppers...

Here’s some news hot off the press. Researchers have found a secret ingredient for making solar panels that absorb the sun’s energy more efficiently. Depending on...

Sodium-ion batteries may replace trusty lithium batteries one day

Sodium-ion batteries are a potential replacement for lithium batteries, but the anodes—positively charged electrodes—that work well for lithium-ion batteries don't provide the same level...

This two-sided solar cell could collect scattered light to gather more energy

To increase the performance of solar panels, scientists have created a bifacial, or two-sided, tandem solar cell, built by bringing together the best of...

‘Swiss Army knife’ catalyst can make natural gas burn cleaner

Natural gas is the cleanest traditional fossil fuel source because it produces relatively low amounts of pollutants like carbon dioxide – a potent greenhouse...

Scientists find innovative way to create rechargeable zinc-air battery

High-performance, eco-friendly, safe and at the same time cost-effective: the zinc-air battery is an attractive energy storage technology of the future. Until now, the conventional...

Scientists take key step toward cleaner, more sustainable production of hydrogen

Efficiently mass-producing hydrogen from water is closer to becoming a reality thanks to Oregon State University College of Engineering researchers and collaborators at Cornell...

Scientists develop a cheaper method to create biofuels from plants

Scientists have figured out a cheaper, more efficient way to conduct a chemical reaction at the heart of many biological processes, which may lead...

Why we need green hydrogen?

Green hydrogen has been in the news often lately. President-elect Biden has promised to use renewable energy to produce green hydrogen that costs less than...