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Scientists decode a key step in nature’s water-splitting recipe

If humans could split water using cheap materials like nature did, we would have endless renewable fuel supplies Scientists have cracked a key step in...

This system could cool buildings without electricity

Engineers have designed a new system that can help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity. This is an important innovation at a...

Scientists discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for nontoxic solar cells

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in early 2019, the most ever recorded...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into fuels

A growing number of scientists are looking for fast, cost-effective ways to convert carbon dioxide gas into valuable chemicals and fuels. Now, researchers have revealed...

Scientists find new inexpensive way to generate electricity

Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron, that have...

Rust could generate electricity from flowing saltwater

Rust is a common problem on infrastructure, but new research shows that when it's combined with saltwater, it can also be a source of...

Scientists develop new tech to harness energy from seawater

Salt is power. It might sound like alchemy, but the energy in places where salty ocean water and freshwater mingle could provide a massive source...

How to keep buildings cool without air conditioning

The warmer it gets, the more people crank up the air conditioning (AC). In fact, AC is booming in nations across the world: it’s predicted...

New discovery about perovskites paves way for new generation of solar cells

A study led by KU Leuven for the first time explains how a promising type of perovskites - man-made crystals that can convert sunlight...

Scientists develop high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by CU Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that...

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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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...