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all-solid lithium batteries

Toward all-solid lithium batteries

Most batteries are composed of two solid, electrochemically active layers called electrodes, separated by a polymer membrane infused with a liquid or gel electrolyte. But...
Storing Solar Power Increases Energy Consumption and Emissions

Storing solar power increases energy consumption and emissions

Homes with solar panels do not require on-site storage to reap the biggest economic and environmental benefits of solar energy, according to research from...
Alternative solar cells

Alternative solar cells ramp up efficiency and stability

Imperial researchers are designing cheaper and more flexible solar energy materials, set to rival traditional rigid silicon panels. Solar cells are formed of light-absorbing materials...
New design strategy for longer lasting batteries

New design strategy for longer lasting batteries

Computational approach uncovers best materials to coat cathodes of lithium-ion batteries. It’s always exciting to bring home a new smartphone that seems to do anything,...
Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell

Scientists lay foundations for new type of solar cell

An interdisciplinary team of researchers has laid the foundations for an entirely new type of photovoltaic cell. In this new method, infrared radiation is converted...
A step toward renewable diesel

A step toward renewable diesel

MIT engineers have genetically reprogrammed a strain of yeast so that it converts sugars to fats much more efficiently, an advance that could make...
Nanoscale view of energy storage Electron Microscope

Nanoscale view of energy storage

Through long shifts at the helm of a highly sophisticated microscope, researchers at Stanford recorded reactions at near-atomic-scale resolution. Their success is another step...
President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Obama calls clean energy trend “Irreversible”

President Barack Obama said trends toward a clean energy economy that have emerged during his two-term presidency "will continue" after he leaves office, according...
A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

A better battery: one-time pollutant may become valued product to aid wind, solar energy

Chemists at Oregon State University have discovered that one or more organic compounds in a family that traditionally has been known as pollutants could...
Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

Tenfold jump in green tech needed to meet global emissions targets

The global spread of green technologies must quicken significantly to avoid future rebounds in greenhouse gas emissions, a new Duke University study shows. "Based on...

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In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
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Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...