Energy

Gasification Goes Green

Houston, TX — Rice University engineers have created a light-powered nanoparticle that could shrink the carbon footprint of a major segment of the chemical industry. The particle, tiny spheres...

Power Dressing

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — Wearable electronics could be perpetually powered by stretchy, self-mending materials that use body heat to generate electricity. Three carefully curated organic compounds have...

Flaky Option Boosts Organic Solar Cells

Thuwal, Saudi Arabia — An inexpensive material, made from tungsten disulfide flakes just a few atoms thick, has helped to improve the performance of organic solar cells. The discovery by KAUST researchers...

Perovskite Solar Cells Get an Upgrade

Houston, TX — Rice University scientists believe they’ve overcome a major hurdle keeping perovskite-based solar cells from achieving mainstream use.  Through the strategic use of the element...

Can Solar Technology Kill Cancer Cells?

East Lansing, MI — Scientific breakthroughs don’t always happen in labs. For Sophia and Richard Lunt, Michigan State University researchers, many of their breakthroughs happen during neighbourhood...

Energy Flow in Nano Range

Würzburg, Germany — Plants and bacteria lead the way: They can capture the energy of sunlight with light-harvesting antennas and transfer it to a reaction centre. Transporting energy efficiently and...

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