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Why perovskites could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells

Researchers have visualized, for the first time, why perovskites – materials which could replace silicon in next-generation solar cells - are seemingly so tolerant...

How sugar-loving microbes could help power future cars

It sounds like modern-day alchemy: Transforming sugar into hydrocarbons found in gasoline. But that’s exactly what scientists have done. In a forthcoming study in Nature Chemistry,...

Electric vehicle owners could sell power back to the grid

American homeowners with solar panels can sell the surplus electricity they generate back to their local grids. Should electric vehicle (EV) owners be able to...

New technique could improve conversion of carbon dioxide into fuels

Carbon dioxide (CO2), a product of burning fossil fuels and the most prevalent greenhouse gas, has the potential to be sustainably converted back into...

New anti-aging chemistry could overcome next-gen lithium battery decay

For high-voltage lithium batteries using layered transition metal oxide cathodes, the chemical degradation of the battery's electrolytes results in rapid decay of its capacity. This...

Why the world needs a better LED light bulb

Light bulbs are a big upgrade from fires and candles. Every year homes in informal settlements burn down in Africa because of fires used for...

Electric cars could help strengthen electrical grids, shows study

American homeowners with solar panels can sell the surplus electricity they generate back to their local grids. Should electric vehicle (EV) owners be able...

Scientists turns plastic bags into sustainable fuel

More than 300 million tons of plastic waste are produced annually, which causes serious environmental issues because of plastic's life cycle and the difficulty...

How aircraft can get higher, be greener using doped fuels

The goal of creating a cleaner fuel for aircraft engines is creating a spark at UBC Okanagan. A team of researchers studying the burning rate...

Electric vehicles could be powered by hydrogen harvested from sewage

Hydrogen is valuable as it is a renewable source, and could be sold to the chemicals and plastics industry or used in hydrogen fuel...