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Does your fuel cell car run on gasoline?

Hydrogen fuel cell cars seem like a great, low-emission driving solution: oxygen and hydrogen in, nothing but water vapor out. But that hydrogen needs to...

New materials could deliver ultrathin, lightweight solar panel

New, ultrathin photovoltaic materials could eventually be used in mobile applications, from self-powered wearable devices and sensors to lightweight aircraft and electric vehicles. A race...

Scientists create first stretchy and washable battery

UBC researchers have created what could be the first battery that is both flexible and washable. It works even when twisted or stretched to twice...

Scientists teach AI to navigate ocean with minimal energy

Engineers at Caltech, ETH Zurich, and Harvard are developing an artificial intelligence (AI) that will allow autonomous drones to use ocean currents to aid...

This sodium-based material could help replace lithium-ion batteries one day

Scientists have created a new sodium-based battery material that is highly stable, capable of recharging as quickly as a traditional lithium-ion battery and able...

Scientists find way to boost the efficiency of perovskite solar cells

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and affiliated institutions have bolstered the efficiency of perovskite solar cells by as much as 16%. The...

Why batteries cannot charge in minutes

Haste makes waste, as the saying goes. Such a maxim may be especially true of batteries, thanks to a new study that seeks to identify...

This tape could boost viability of rising star in solar power industry

Scientists make a new breakthrough that could help speed the commercialization of highly promising perovskite solar cells (PSCs) for use in solar panels. They describe...

New energy storage solution flows like soft-serve ice cream

Batteries made from an electrically conductive mixture the consistency of molasses could help solve a critical piece of the decarbonization puzzle. An interdisciplinary team from...

This super thin solar cell hits new efficiency benchmark

Researchers have achieved a new benchmark in the design of atomically thin solar cells made of semiconducting perovskites, boosting their efficiency while retaining their...