Scientists boost efficiency of next-generation solar cell material to 25%

Perovskites are a leading candidate for eventually replacing silicon as the material of choice for solar panels. They offer the potential for low-cost, low-temperature manufacturing...

Weakness is strength for this low-temperature battery

Scientists Diego have discovered new fundamental insights for developing lithium metal batteries that perform well at ultra-low temperatures; mainly, that the weaker the electrolyte...

This compact laser could generate random numbers 100 times faster

Random numbers are increasingly important to our digitally connected world, with applications that include e-commerce, cryptography, and cloud computing. Producing a large amount of truly...

New catalyst makes styrene manufacturing cheaper, greener

Chemical engineering researchers have developed a new catalyst that significantly increases yield in styrene manufacturing, while simultaneously reducing energy use and greenhouse gas emissions. "Styrene...

Scientists put graphene in a spin

Researchers induce artificial ‘magnetic texture’ in graphene, a quantum science advancement that could help lead to more powerful semiconductors, computers. Graphene is incredibly strong, lightweight,...

What might sheep and driverless cars have in common?

Psychologists have long found that people behave differently than when they learn of peers' actions. A new study found that when individuals in an experiment...

Scientists develop light-emitting tattoo for the first time

Scientists have created a temporary tattoo with light-emitting technology used in TV and smartphone screens. This paves the way for a new type of "smart...

New optical antennas could eliminate data limits

Researchers have found a new way to harness properties of light waves that can radically increase the amount of data they carry. They demonstrated the...

Smartphones could help prevent this blinding eye disease

In a new study, researchers found that smartphones could be used to scan people's eyes for early-warning signs of glaucoma—helping to prevent severe ocular...

Life from Earth could temporarily survive on Mars, shows study

Some microbes on Earth could temporarily survive on the surface of Mars, finds a new study by NASA and German Aerospace Center scientists. The researchers...

Scientists find four causes of “Zoom fatigue” and their simple fixes

It is not just Zoom. Popular video chat platforms have design flaws that exhaust the human mind and body. But there are easy ways...

This phone-delivered therapy could effectively treat sleep loss

Insomnia—trouble falling asleep, staying asleep, or waking up too early—is a common condition in older adults. Sleeplessness can be exacerbated by osteoarthritis, the most common...

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Scientists create new air filter that can kill COVID-19 virus instantly

In a new study, researchers have designed a "catch and kill" air filter that can trap the virus responsible for COVID-19, killing it instantly. They...

Scientists find new method to kill COVID-19 virus on surfaces in 2 minutes

Surfaces contaminated with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, pose a grave threat to the safety of healthcare workers, patients, frontline responders, military service...

Scientists find how to detect ADHD with near perfect accuracy

In a new study, researchers found how specific communication among different brain regions, known as brain connectivity, can serve as a biomarker for attention...

How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...

Scientists discover dozens of new COVID-19 related genes

Researchers screened hundreds of millions of cells exposed to the COVID-19 and MERS viruses and identified dozens of genes that both enable the viruses...