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Scientists develop promising new type of polymers

Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers -- known as...

Snow helps produce more solar power in wintertime

Installing photovoltaic panels in high mountains could significantly reduce the power deficit experienced by this renewable energy in winter, according to a joint study...

Scientists find new ways to harness wasted methane

The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has unveiled a high performance catalyst...
Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen...

Who benefits from the solar energy revolution?

Not everyone is benefiting equally from the availability of new solar energy technologies, a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Tufts University...

Novel materials convert visible light into infrared energy

Billions of molecular lightbulbs, powered by invisible infrared photons, generate visible light. Columbia University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from Harvard, have succeeded in developing...
Hydrogen mobility from renewable energy – it is possible

Hydrogen mobility from renewable energy – it is possible!

A reliable energy transition requires the implication of a range of scientific domains: physical, human, social, economic, as well as earth and life sciences,...

New way to double the efficiency of organic electronics

Researchers from Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have discovered a simple new tweak that could double the efficiency of organic electronics. OLED-displays, plastic-based solar cells...

Next generation photonic memory devices are ‘light-written’, ultrafast and energy efficient

Light is the most energy-efficient way of moving information. Yet, light shows one big limitation: it is difficult to store. As a matter of fact, data...

Cartilage-like material could make new batteries extra tough

A new “structural battery” prototype incorporates a cartilage-like material to make the batteries highly durable and easy to shape, researchers report. The idea behind structural...