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Next generation of greenhouses may be fully solar-powered

Many greenhouses could become energy neutral by using see-through solar panels to harvest energy –- primarily from the wavelengths of light that plants don't...

Scientists find cracks in perovskite solar cells are easily healed

A new study reveals good news for the possibility of using perovskite materials in next-generation solar cells. The study, published in the journal Acta Materialia,...

‘Reverse fuel cell’ could convert waste carbon into valuable products 10 times faster

Researchers develop enhanced device to transform CO2 into valuable chemicals 10 times faster than previous versions. Fuel cells turn chemicals into electricity. Now, a University of...

Electric car sales tripled last year. Here’s what we can do to keep them...

A total of 6718 electric vehicles were sold in Australia in 2019. That’s three times as many as in 2018, but it’s still small beer....

Scientists learn more about the first hours of a lithium-ion battery’s life

The first hours of a lithium-ion battery's life largely determine just how well it will perform. In those moments, a set of molecules self-assembles into...

Scientists create simple, solar-powered water desalination

A completely passive solar-powered desalination system could provide more than 1.5 gallons of fresh drinking water per hour for every square meter of solar...

New surface treatment could improve the inside of solar cells

Physicists from the University of Luxembourg have succeeded in explaining the recent efficiency improvements in thin film solar cells. Thin film solar cells are the...

New electrode design could lead to more powerful batteries

An MIT team has devised a lithium metal anode that could improve the longevity and energy density of future batteries New research could lead to...

Small electrical charges could help airplanes avoid lightning strikes

There may be a way to make airplanes less prone to lightning strikes, according to new research exploring the role of the aircraft in...

Special solar panels could work when the sun goes down

A special kind of solar cell could work at night, researchers say. In fact, the specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...

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...