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New rainproof, stainproof tech turns clothing into self-powered remotes

Scientists have developed a new fabric innovation that allows the wearer to control electronic devices through the clothing. A new addition to your wardrobe may...

Scientists find new perovskite material that may replace silicon in the future

Silicon dominates solar energy products -- it is stable, cheap, and efficient at turning sunlight into electricity. Any new material taking on silicon must compete,...

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...

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