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Scientists discover key factors in how some algae harness solar energy

This could help produce more efficient and affordable algal biofuels. Scientists have discovered how diatoms - a type of alga that produce 20 percent of...

Nanowire arrays could improve solar cell efficiency

Solar cell efficiency can improve by using metal nanowire meshes that provide high transmissivity and high electrical connectivity, says new study. Transparent electrodes are a...

Why sodium-ion batteries don’t last as long

Batteries power our lives: we rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road....

New rainproof, stainproof tech turns clothing into self-powered remotes

Scientists have developed a new fabric innovation that allows the wearer to control electronic devices through the clothing. A new addition to your wardrobe may...

Scientists find new perovskite material that may replace silicon in the future

Silicon dominates solar energy products -- it is stable, cheap, and efficient at turning sunlight into electricity. Any new material taking on silicon must compete,...

Scientists decode a key step in nature’s water-splitting recipe

If humans could split water using cheap materials like nature did, we would have endless renewable fuel supplies Scientists have cracked a key step in...

This system could cool buildings without electricity

Engineers have designed a new system that can help cool buildings in crowded metropolitan areas without consuming electricity. This is an important innovation at a...

Scientists discover lead-free perovskite semiconductor for nontoxic solar cells

Solar panel installations are on the rise in the U.S., with more than 2 million new installations in early 2019, the most ever recorded...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into fuels

A growing number of scientists are looking for fast, cost-effective ways to convert carbon dioxide gas into valuable chemicals and fuels. Now, researchers have revealed...

Scientists find new inexpensive way to generate electricity

Scientists from Northwestern University and Caltech have produced electricity by simply flowing water over extremely thin layers of inexpensive metals, including iron, that have...

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Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...