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Electric car charging stations may be portals for power grid cyberattacks

Electric cars are an essential component of a lower-carbon future. However, a new report raises the specter that plug-in electric vehicles — and the charging...

Scientists create greener and cheaper way to make patterned metals for solar cells

Patterning metals for electronics and solar cells can be slow, expensive and involve toxic chemicals Scientists from the Department of Chemistry at the University of...

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...

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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...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

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...