Researchers have demonstrated high-performance polymer solar cells (PSCs) with a power conversion efficiency (PCE) of 8.92% - the highest values reported to date for plasmonic PSCs using metal nanoparticles (NPs).
Nanotubes are stronger than steel and smaller than any element of silicon-based electronics.
the energy can be used at will to change the transparency and reflectivity of fixtures and windows depending on environmental conditions, such as temperature and brightness.
Fuel cells are beneficial because they have a higher energy efficiency rating. They are 40 to 60% energy efficient and about 85% energy efficient in cells that can recycle released heat.
grape consumption reduced the occurrence of heart muscle enlargement and fibrosis, and improved the diastolic function of the heart. Furthermore, the mechanism of action was uncovered: grape intake "turned on" antioxidant defense pathways, increasi
Harnessing the unique features of the quantum world promises a dramatic speed-up in information processing as compared to the fastest classical machines.
A project at CalTech and NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory is trying to measure the carbon footprint of human activity in the Los Angeles basin.
How scientists create superheavy atoms.
A compact MIDI guitar that helps budding musicians learn to shred.
Analysing the footage from camera pills is a time-consuming task for medical professionals. Now computer scientists are attempting to automate the process
Imagine if your phone knew your mood by the way you gripped it, the gym floor acted as your personal trainer and your desk came alive by a single touch.
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Pugno says his work is just the beginning and that it ought to be possible to use his slip-knot technique to make graphene fibres with a toughness of 100,000 Joules per gram. There are challenges ahead, of course. Ideally, the force required to pa
For winemakers (and wine drinkers), a keen sense of smell is essential. Without smell, one can taste little.
these star-shaped tools are autonomously activated by the body's heat, which causes their tiny "fingers" to close on clusters of cells. Because the tools also contain a magnetic material, they can be retrieved through an existing body opening via
The Danish team describe their work in two papers published in the European Spine Journal. In the first report, they explain how bacterial infections inside slipped discs can cause painful inflammation and tiny fractures in the surrounding vertebra
Someone famous once said that the biggest of events come from the smallest of beginnings.
After thousands of tries, lab gets parasite-carrying insect to catch Wolbachia
Brookhaven National Laboratory and Stony Brook University are seeking roughly $20 million in federal funding to help the military develop batteries that would power everything from unmanned vehicles to tactical gear soldiers carry into battle.
Meaning it can see where exactly where that weird noise in your car engine is coming from.
The agency wants researchers to invent a technology that can determine, in just 30 days, how a new chemical or biological attack works.
Artificial retinas give the blind only the barest sense of what’s visible, but researchers are working hard to improve that.
Alberta will serve as a test bed for large-scale carbon capture and sequestration.
Long beer lines may be the most hipster of first-world problems, but that hasn't stopped a team of self-described "lazy hackers" from doing something about it.
A lot of researchers are out there working to put an end to the “silicon” in Silicon Valley.
Tests suggest that a CIA-backed quantum computing technology can be very powerful for some kinds of problems.
While a lot of the focus on 3D printing these days is on how it can be used to take lives, the technology can be used to improve them as well.
people with hypertension, the medical term for high blood pressure, who drank about eight ounces of beet juice daily had a decrease in blood pressure of about 10 mm Hg. The scientists explained in their paper that the amount of juice from beets (know
Scientists have discovered a 10-metre-high rock of granite deep in the Atlantic, suggesting a continent may have existed off the Brazilian coast. As granite is usually only found on land, the discovery points to a previously unknown landmass that was
The Pentagon’s electromagnetic pain weapons are about to make a new friend.