Engineering

New surface treatment could improve the inside of solar cells

Physicists from the University of Luxembourg have succeeded in explaining the recent efficiency improvements in thin film solar cells. Thin film solar cells are the...

Small electrical charges could help airplanes avoid lightning strikes

There may be a way to make airplanes less prone to lightning strikes, according to new research exploring the role of the aircraft in...

Scientists discover hidden symmetries, opening new avenues for material design

When you knock on a melon to see if it’s ripe, you are using sound waves to probe the structure of the material inside. Physicists...

Special solar panels could work when the sun goes down

A special kind of solar cell could work at night, researchers say. In fact, the specially designed photovoltaic cell could generate up to 50 watts...

Scientists create 3D-printed, sweating robot muscle

Just when it seemed like robots couldn't get any cooler, Cornell researchers have created a soft robot muscle that can regulate its temperature through...

Scientists create new bio-inspired wing design for small drones

Researchers from Brown University have designed a new type of wing that could make small fixed-wing drones far more stable and efficient. The new wing...

New special solar cells could generate power at night

What if solar cells worked at night? That's no joke, according to Jeremy Munday, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at UC...

Scientists find new way to produce instant hydrogen

Since the Industrial Revolution, the environmental impacts of energy have posed a concern. Recently, this has driven researchers to search for viable options for clean...

How an autonomous, drifting DeLorean can improve driver safety

As the DeLorean rolled to a stop and the cloud of tire smoke cleared, Jon Goh peeked out the sliver of the passenger-side window...

For cheaper solar cells, thinner really is better

Costs of solar panels have plummeted over the last several years, leading to rates of solar installations far greater than most analysts had expected. But...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

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...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
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 walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...