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Researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don't explode

Researchers develop water-based lithium-ion batteries that don’t explode

Researchers have developed for the first time a lithium-ion battery that uses a water-salt solution as its electrolyte and reaches the 4.0 volt mark...
Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

Defects in next-generation solar cells can be healed with light

Researchers have shown that defects in the molecular structure of perovskites - a material which could revolutionize the solar cell industry - can be...
New tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

New tools to share power from renewable energy sources during outages

If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while...
Stanford professor tests a cooling system that works without electricity

New cooling system works without electricity

Scientists cooled water without electricity by sending excess heat where it won’t be noticed – space. It looks like a regular roof, but the top...
Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford

Insect eyes inspire new solar cell design from Stanford

A new solar cell inspired by the compound eyes of insects could help scientists overcome a major roadblock to the development of solar panels...
Low-cost method for greener solar-thermal conversion

Low-cost method for greener solar-thermal conversion

Columbia Engineers and colleagues create a “dip-and-dry” approach for selective solar absorbers that exhibit high-performance and durability Researchers have developed a new, scalable, and low-cost...
New liquid-metal membrane tech may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viable

New liquid-metal membrane tech may help make hydrogen fuel cell vehicles viable

While cars powered by hydrogen fuel cells offer clear advantages over the electric vehicles that are growing in popularity (including their longer range, their...
Recipe for safer batteries

Recipe for safer batteries — Just add diamonds

While lithium-ion batteries, widely used in mobile devices from cell phones to laptops, have one of the longest lifespans of commercial batteries today, they...
Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

Stretchable biofuel cells extract energy from sweat to power wearable devices

A team of engineers has developed stretchable fuel cells that extract energy from sweat and are capable of powering electronics, such as LEDs and...
Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Volcanic lakes may hold trove of lithium for batteries

Researchers have found a new method for finding lithium, used in the lithium-ion batteries that power modern electronics, in supervolcanic lake deposits. While most of...

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With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...

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