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Electric car battery inspires better medicine production

Electric car battery inspires better medicine production

A new study published in Science presented a battery-like system that allows them to make potential advancements for the manufacturing of medicines. The new system...
New surface inspired by firefly could improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs

New surface inspired by firefly could improve efficiency of LED lightbulbs

In a new study, researchers found a new type of light-emitting diode lightbulb could one day light homes and reduce power bills. The LEDs made...
Big step toward powerful, rechargeable lithium metal batteries

Big step toward powerful, rechargeable lithium metal batteries

A new study published in Advanced Materials has shown that scientists have taken the next step to develop powerful, rechargeable lithium metal batteries. The new...
New tool compares costs and benefits of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies

New tool compares costs and benefits of alternative fuels and vehicle technologies

Many fleet managers are looking at alternative fuels and advanced vehicle technologies to reduce their environmental footprint and save money. The AFLEET Tool, and its newly launched web-based...
Better solar panels have record-breaking efficiency

Better solar panels have record-breaking efficiency

Recently, a startup company has shown that new residential solar panels deliver record-breaking efficiency. The startup, Insolight, develops solar panels that boast an impressive 29...
Copper and graphite combo may produce better lithium-ion batteries

Copper and graphite combo may produce better lithium-ion batteries

In a recent study, researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames Laboratory discovered a first-of-its-kind copper and graphite combination. The finding could have implications...
power grid energy storage

Scientists find low-cost energy storage solutions for wind, water, and solar energy

Renewable energy, such as solar, wind, and water energy, plays an important role in the future global energy supply. However, the availability of these...
solar sponge

Sponge boils water using sunlight: a new invention by MIT scientists

Harvesting solar energy as heat has many applications, such as power generation, residential water heating, desalination, distillation and wastewater treatment. However, the solar flux is...
solar cell

Scientists develop greener, inexpensive solar cells with mixed tin-lead perovaskites

Solar cells, or photovoltaic (PV) cells, are electrical devices that convert energy of sunlight in to electricity. Solar cells have been widely used in...
solar parking lots

Solar parking lots can charge electric vehicles

Renewable energy is seen as the major solution for the increasing electricity demand and environmental sustainability. In the transport sector, the most promising way...

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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...
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...

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...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...