World's first solar fuels reactor for night passes test

World’s first solar fuels reactor for night passes test

Solar powered chemistry has one downfall -- reactions stop at night. Now scientists have a solution Scientists have successfully tested CONTISOL, a solar reactor that...
Scientists discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

Scientists discover new lead-free perovskite material for solar cells

Perovskite solar cells are a promising new low-cost photovoltaic technology, but most contain toxic lead. A team led by Brown researchers has introduced solar cells...
Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Open ports leave a hole in smartphone security

Smartphone apps that use “open ports” to share and receive data are more vulnerable to security breaches than previously thought, mainly due to the...
Physicists create new form of light

Physicists create new form of light

Newly observed optical state could enable quantum computing with photons Try a quick experiment: Take two flashlights into a dark room and shine them so...
To Uber or not

To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal

Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and...
Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

Tissue paper sensors show promise for health care, entertainment, robotics

University of Washington engineers have turned tissue paper - similar to toilet tissue - into a new kind of wearable sensor that can detect...
Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Why more iPhones break when a new model comes out

Oops! Some consumers 'lose' or break iPhone when new model becomes available Rationality goes out the window for some consumers who suddenly “lose” or break...
Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

Scientists create stretchable battery made entirely out of fabric

New microbial fuel cell could be integrated into wearable electronics A research team has developed an entirely textile-based, bacteria-powered bio-battery that could one day be...
New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells

New machine learning algorithm uncovers time-delayed interactions in cells

Biologists have long understood the various parts within the cell. But how these parts interact with and respond to each other is largely unknown. "We...
Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Energy-efficient encryption for the internet of things

Special-purpose chip reduces power consumption of public-key encryption by 99.75 percent, increases speed 500-fold Most sensitive web transactions are protected by public-key cryptography, a type...

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