Energy

With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

With wireless charging, electric cars could drive forever

Scientists have found a way to wirelessly transmit electricity to a nearby moving object. The method may have applications in transportation, medical devices, and more. If...
New transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

New transparent thin film material could improve electronics and solar cells

A team of researchers, led by the University of Minnesota, have discovered a new nano-scale thin film material with the highest-ever conductivity in its...
Solar power could become cheaper, more widespread

Solar power could become cheaper, more widespread

A breakthrough in solar power could make it cheaper and more commercially viable, thanks to research at the University of Warwick. In a paper published...
Magic alloy could mean cheaper solar power

Magic alloy could mean cheaper solar power

Researchers have developed a new kind of semiconductor alloy capable of capturing the near-infrared light located on the edge of the visible light spectrum. Easier...
The world is facing a global sand crisis

The world is facing a global sand crisis

When people picture sand spread across idyllic beaches and endless deserts, they understandably think of it as an infinite resource. But as we discuss in...
Chinese Astronomers Reveal Evidence of Dynamical Dark Energy

Chinese astronomers reveal evidence of dynamical dark energy

An international research team led by Chinese astronomers revealed an evidence of dynamical dark energy. The discovery, recently published on Nature Astronomy, with a News &...
New way to protect perovskite from water

New way to protect perovskite from water

Harvesting sunlight and using it to power our homes and devices is a reality today. Generally, most commercial solar cells are made of silicon. However, a...
Researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don't explode

Researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don’t explode

Researchers have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark...
Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionize the solar cell industry - can be...
New tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

New tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while...