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Scientists develop lead-free magnetic perovskites for energy storage

Scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, have taken a step forwards and developed an optoelectronic magnetic double perovskite. The discovery opens the possibility to couple spintronics...

This luminescent wood could light up homes of the future

The right indoor lighting can help set the mood, from a soft romantic glow to bright, stimulating colors. But some materials used for lighting, such...

Scientists find new low-energy way to recycle plastic waste

When we started using plastics about 70 years ago, not much thought — if any — was given to the implications of their lifespan...

This white paint could keep things cool without air conditioning

What if paint could cool off a building enough to not need air conditioning? Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces...

Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create ultrahigh-resolution OLED display

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED—organic...

Energy efficient heat pumps increase the value of homes in the U.S., shows study

A new study examines the cost of heat pump installation in American households and the effect on house prices and home values. Researchers find that...

New device powers wearable sensors through human motion

The advent of inexpensive wearable sensors that can monitor heart rate and body temperature, as well as levels of blood sugar and metabolic byproducts,...

Scientists develop an organic battery for the first time

Researchers at the Laboratory of Organic Electronics, Linköping University, have for the first time demonstrated an organic battery. It is of a type known as...

This water harvester could extract drinkable water even from dry air

Researchers have significantly boosted the output from a system that can extract drinkable water directly from the air even in dry regions, using heat...

New solar panel design boosts the light absorption by 125%

Designing solar panels in checkerboard lines increases their ability to absorb light by 125 per cent, a new study says. Researchers say the breakthrough could...