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Scientists create wrinkly, stretchy energy devices with 4D printing

Researchers have created stretchable supercapacitors using a specialized printing technology, innovative materials, and the centuries-old art of origami. Developing these kinds of malleable energy devices...

Scientists find faster, greener way to produce carbon spheres

A fast, green and one-step method for producing porous carbon spheres, which are a vital component for carbon capture technology and for new ways...

Four ways microbial fuel cells might revolutionize electricity production in the future

The world population is estimated to reach 9.5 billion by 2050. Given that most of our current energy is generated from fossil fuels, this creates...

This is how Earth could be entirely powered by sustainable energy

Can you imagine a world powered by 100% renewable electricity and fuels? It may seem fantasy, but a collaborative team of scientists has just shown...

New discovery opens novel pathway for high-titer production of drop-in biofuels

Using an unusual, light-dependent enzyme and a newly discovered enzymatic mechanism, researchers from Aarhus University and MIT have enabled the biological synthesis of high-yield...

New blended solar cells yield high power conversion efficiencies

Scientists have blended various polymer and molecular semiconductors as photo-absorbers to create a solar cell with increased power efficiencies and electricity generation. These types of...

It takes a lot of energy for machines to learn – here’s why AI...

This month, Google forced out a prominent AI ethics researcher after she voiced frustration with the company for making her withdraw a research paper. The...

Fluorine may replace lithium for rechargeable batteries

Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may serve as an alternative to lithium in rechargeable batteries, a new study shows. With increased use of...

Scientists create new method to harness solar energy

By some estimates, the amount of solar energy reaching the surface of the earth in one year is greater than the sum of all...

Scientists find new way to store energy and absorb CO2

Bioengineered microbes may one day be used to store the sun’s energy, as well as absorb atmospheric carbon dioxide to later turn it into...