New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

New nanotube discovery may lead to high-efficiency solar power devices

Physicists discovered a novel kind of nanotube that generates current in the presence of light. Devices such as optical sensors and infrared imaging chips are...

Scientists find new way to test perovskite solar cells for real-world performance

It was only ten years ago that metal-halide perovskites were discovered to be photovoltaic materials. Today, perovskite solar cells made are almost as efficient as...

Scientists grow spiraling new material

With a simple twist of the fingers, one can create a beautiful spiral from a deck of cards. In the same way, scientists at...

New computing system makes Android and iOS apps sharable on multiple devices

Computer scientists at Columbia Engineering have developed a new computing system that enables current, unmodified mobile apps to combine and share multiple devices, including...
Scientists create 'robot blood' to power robots for lengthy tasks

Scientists create ‘robot blood’ to power robots for lengthy tasks

Untethered robots suffer from a stamina problem. A possible solution: a circulating liquid – “robot blood” – to store energy and power its applications...
Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Scientists use machine learning to unlock mysteries of quantum physics

Understanding electrons’ intricate behavior has led to discoveries that transformed society, such as the revolution in computing made possible by the invention of the...

How you lock your smartphone can reveal your age

Older smartphone users tend to rely more on their phones' auto lock feature compared to younger users, a new UBC study has found. They...

Scientists create first-ever noninvasive mind-controlled robotic arm

A team of researchers from Carnegie Mellon University, in collaboration with the University of Minnesota, has made a breakthrough in the field of noninvasive...

This miniature robot could check colons for early signs of disease

Engineers have shown it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon to take micro-ultrasound images. Known as a Sonopill, the...

Scientists find new way to expand the temperature range of lithium-ion batteries

Electric cars struggle with extreme temperatures, mainly because of impacts on the electrolyte solutions in their lithium-ion batteries. Now, researchers have developed new electrolytes containing...
'Alexa, monitor my heart' Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart speakers

Alexa, monitor my heart: Scientists develop first contactless cardiac arrest AI system for smart...

Almost 500,000 Americans die each year from cardiac arrest when the heart suddenly stops beating. People experiencing cardiac arrest will suddenly become unresponsive and either...
Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

Scientists use facial quirks to unmask ‘deepfakes’

After watching hours of video footage of former President Barack Obama delivers his weekly address, Shruti Agarwal began to notice a few quirks about...

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Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...
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A novel compact 18-speed transmission for personal mobility vehicles

Currently, electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are thought to be good solutions for relieving exhaust gases and traffics. However, there are still insufficient...

New method to renew cathodes from lithium-ion batteries

In a new study, researchers have developed a new method to recycle and renew cathodes from lithium-ion batteries. The new method improves the recycling process,...
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Scientists develop a high-capacity and sustainable zinc battery for energy storage

As solar power and wind power become more important in the world electricity supply, people look for reliable and cheap ways to store energy. Recently,...