Water is the secret ingredient in a simple way to create key components for solar cells, X-ray detectors and other optoelectronics devices. The next generation of photovoltaics, semiconductors, and LEDs could be made using perovskitesâan exciting and versatile nanomaterial with a crystal structure. Perovskites have already shown similar efficiency to silicon, are cheaper to make, […]
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Earlier this spring, the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released the third report from its sixth cycle of assessments. The previous two reports in this cycle addressed the physical science and impacts and vulnerabilities, while this report from Working…
Going food shopping feels like getting punched in the gut. You pick up a whole roasting chicken, hoping it will feed four, and see the price — more than $10 in many New York-area stores. A staggering $18 if the…
MIT engineers have developed a paper-thin loudspeaker that can turn any surface into an active audio source. This thin-film loudspeaker produces sound with minimal distortion while using a fraction of the energy required by a traditional loudspeaker. The hand-sized loudspeaker the team demonstrated, which weighs about as much as a dime, can generate high-quality sound […]
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Imagine a mountaineering expedition in a wholly uncharted environment, where the hikers had the ability to generate a real-time 3D map of the terrain. NASA researchers and their partners have developed a remote-sensing mapping system set to aid explorers in the most isolated wilderness imaginable: the airless wastes at the South Pole of the Moon. […]
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‘If we’re serious about Net Zero’, said business secretary Kwasi Kwarteng (pictured) last week, ‘we probably have to have more continuous pricing, and more variation, in terms of how we pay for charging electricity or even putting a kettle on.’…
Researchers have designed a textile called Plant Armor that forces insects to navigate a maze-like path if they want to reach a farmer’s crop. Based on their findings, North Carolina State University researchers said the Plant Armor could provide a more effective alternative for insect protectionâone that is chemical-free. âWe found itâs possible to use […]
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A pair of Swedish scientists designed a microchip that stores solar energy in liquid, and shipped it to China where three months later it was converted into electricity. The scientists are hoping to open a Pandora’s box of solar-powered electronics and appliancesâexpanding solar’s use away from exclusively baseload power generation Scientists and entrepreneurs are still […]
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Data: Zeke Hausfather; Chart: Jacque Schrag/Axios After years of bleak projections, countries now have better than even odds of limiting global warming to at or below the Paris Agreement’s 2°C temperature target, a new study finds. Yes, but: This requires…