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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...

Scientists develop stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable energy...

Scientists discover new low-cost thermoelectric material to cool electronics and vehicles

Has your steering wheel been too hot to touch this summer? A new thermoelectric material reported in the journal Science could offer relief. The widespread adoption...

You could power your devices by walking in the future

Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might...

Scientists discover source of degradation in sodium batteries

Batteries power our lives. We rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But...

Common black plastics in food packaging could create renewable energy

Scientists have found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could...

How do lithium-ion batteries work

The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal transformation are only really...

Scientists find unique, conductive edge states in 2D perovskite materials

Scientists find a new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating. These unique properties have...

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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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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...