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How much weight can a hawk carry?

Hawks and other raptors are impressive predators. Their eyesight can be four to eight times better than ours, for example, and many species are adapted for fast, quiet flight to help them ambush their prey. And then there are those…

Fitness&Well-Being

Marriage isn't the ticket to better health after all

Times change — and people change with them. Which is why it’s important that we revisit conventional wisdom, the stuff we think we know. For example, being single now is a different experience today than it was in the past….

Marriage isn't the ticket to better health after all

Times change — and people change with them. Which is why it’s important that we revisit conventional wisdom, the stuff we think we know. For example, being single now is a different experience today than it was in the past….

Utility Adds 2.5 MW Of Demand Response Capabilities With Very Unusual “Batteries”

Hawaiian Electric (HECO) recently added 2.5MW of grid services to its grid, allowing it to store energy during peak solar and wind production periods, and did so without any traditional batteries, flywheels, or pumped hydro. Even better, the hardware required is very minimal, and in fact, most of it already exists in every residential grid in the world

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New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells

Researchers have developed a way to map strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them. Their approach can image the grain structure of a perovskite solar cell, showing that misorientation between microscopic perovskite crystals is the primary contributor to the buildup of strain within the solar cell. Crystal misorientation creates small-scale defects in the grain structure, which interrupt the transport of electrons within the solar cell and lead to heat loss.

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New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells

Researchers have developed a way to map strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them. Their approach can image the grain structure of a perovskite solar cell, showing that misorientation between microscopic perovskite crystals is the primary contributor to the buildup of strain within the solar cell. Crystal misorientation creates small-scale defects in the grain structure, which interrupt the transport of electrons within the solar cell and lead to heat loss.

The UK Election And Another Lying Climate Poll

The Guardian has a piece with the headline: “Climate crisis affects how majority will vote in UK election – poll” reporting on a survey which claims that two-thirds of people agree that the climate emergency is the biggest issue facing humankind, with only 7%…

New technique lets researchers map strain in next-gen solar cells

(University of Washington) Researchers have developed a way to map strain in lead halide perovskite solar cells without harming them. Their approach can image the grain structure of a perovskite solar cell, showing that misorientation between microscopic perovskite crystals is the primary contributor to the buildup of strain within the solar cell. Crystal misorientation creates small-scale defects in the grain structure, which interrupt the transport of electrons within the solar cell and lead to heat loss.

Alarmist Flop: New Study Finds No Link Between Sea-Ice Loss And Cold Waves

Background: A good six years ago, Potsdam climate researcher Stefan Rahmstorf was outraged by the German Weather Service (DWD) at his at Klimalounge site. The DWD had the audacity to contradict Mr. Rahmstorf. Specifically, it was about the presumed connection between…