Halide perovskites are cheap, versatile and remarkably efficient as both solar cells and light emitters.
Sept. 1, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: chemistry energy solar-power interdisciplinarity climate-crisis solar-panels leds
Building quantum computers underground or designing radiation-proof qubits may be needed, researchers find.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: physics electronics quantum-computing research school-of-science computer-science-and-technology national-science-foundation-nsf department-of-energy-doe nuclear-power-and-reactors lincoln-laboratory
Researchers have identified a potential new degradation mechanism for electric vehicle batteries – a key step to designing effective methods to improve battery
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change energy battery lithium-ion-battery
Researchers have developed a standalone device that converts sunlight, carbon dioxide and water into a carbon-neutral fuel, without requiring any additional
Aug. 24, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: climate-change energy fuel carbon-dioxide photosynthesis
The Trump administration is opening the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to oil and gas leasing – a step that's as much about politics as it is about energy.
Aug. 21, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: wildlife-conservation alaska oil trump-administration endangered-species us-history us-energy-policy oil-and-gas-industry national-wildlife-refuge anwr oil-and-gas-exploration environmental-movement
Everactive provides an industrial “internet of things” platform built on its battery-free sensors.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: internet-of-things energy startups electronics manufacturing data research batteries school-of-engineering innovation-and-entrepreneurship-ie alumniae computer-science-and-technology energy-storage electrical-engineering-computer-sciences-eecs
Rather than having skyscraper windows reflect light and waste energy, transparent solar cells could turn them into power sources for buildings.
Aug. 19, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: sustainability solar-cells buildings renewable-energy glass featured earth-and-environment transparency
Undergraduates Aljazzy Alahmadi, Andrea Garcia, and Quynh Nguyen are sustaining the nuclear science and engineering research mission from around the world.
Aug. 18, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: energy covid-19 pandemic research students school-of-engineering school-of-science global computer-science-and-technology undergraduate materials-science-and-engineering nuclear-science-and-engineering undergraduate-research-opportunities-program-urop nuclear-power-and-reactors
Companies are eager to mine the deep ocean for valuable mineral deposits. But scientists are concerned about impacts on sea life, including creatures that haven't even been discovered yet.
Aug. 17, 2020 • ~9 min
Tags: mining minerals oceans marine-biology metals international-law clean-energy-future law-of-the-sea international-seabed-authority
A new method can convert 65-cent red bricks from Home Depot into a supercapacitor that can store electricity, researchers report.
Aug. 14, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: energy heat batteries science-and-technology earth-and-environment
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