Printed coatings enable more efficient solar cells

Researchers at Cambridge, Imperial and Singapore have developed a method to print ultrathin coatings on next-generation solar cells, allowing them to work in

Cambridge University News • cambridge
yesterday ~3 min

Tags: advanced-materials climate-change solar-cells energy

Shedding light on dark traps

Researchers pinpoint the origin of defects that sap the performance of next-generation solar technology.

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April 16, 2020 ~18 min

Tags: advanced-materials physics perovskite solar-cells energy

AI techniques used to improve battery health and safety

Researchers have designed a machine learning method that can predict battery health with 10x higher accuracy than current industry standard, which could aid in the development of safer and more reliable batteries for electric vehicles and consumer electronics.

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April 6, 2020 ~4 min

Tags: artificial-intelligence energy battery

Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world

Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.

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March 23, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: energy climate transport electricity

New tools show a way forward for large-scale storage of renewable energy

A technique based on the principles of MRI and NMR has allowed researchers to observe not only how next-generation batteries for large-scale energy storage work, but also how they fail, which will assist in the development of strategies to extend battery lifetimes in support of the transition to a zero-carbon future.

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March 2, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: sustainable-earth climate-change energy battery imaging

The climate crisis: towards zero carbon

Sir David Attenborough, Dr Jane Goodall DBE and leading Cambridge University researchers talk about the urgency of climate crisis – and some of the solutions that will take us towards zero carbon.

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Feb. 26, 2020 ~1 min

Tags: cities sustainability sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment conservation biodiversity carbon policy

Women in STEM: Angela Harper

Angela Harper is a PhD candidate at the Cavendish Laboratory, a member of Churchill College, and a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Here, she tells us about her work in renewable energy, setting up a Girls in STEM programme while she was an undergraduate in North Carolina, and the importance of role models when pursuing a career in STEM. 

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Jan. 2, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  physics  women-in-stem  sustainable-earth  energy  renewable  battery

Women in STEM: Dr Jenny Zhang

Dr Jenny Zhang is a group leader and BBSRC David Phillips Fellow in the Department of Chemistry, where she is re-wiring photosynthesis to generate renewable fuels. Here, she tells us about why she switched from cancer research to sustainability, how her Fellowship programme is helping her develop leadership skills, and why eggs in her childhood home would regularly go missing.

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Dec. 5, 2019 ~6 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  sustainability  sustainable-earth  energy  fuel  solar

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: engineering innovation sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment aircraft carbon-emissions

Green-sky thinking for propulsion and power

A rapid way of turning ideas into new technologies in the aviation and power industries has been developed at Cambridge’s Whittle Laboratory. Here, Professor Rob Miller, Director of the Whittle, describes how researchers plan to scale the process to cover around 80% of the UK’s future aerodynamic technology needs.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Dec. 4, 2019 ~7 min

Tags: engineering innovation sustainable-earth climate-change energy environment aircraft carbon-emissions

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