Eco-friendly solar cells improve power generation efficiency by resolving causes of defects

Engineers have investigated the cause of pore formation, a problem in CZTS thin-film solar cells, which are eco-friendly general-purpose thin-film solar cells. 

Eco-friendly filter removes microplastics from water

A research team has developed an eco-friendly microplastic removal technology that can remove micro-to-nano-sized microplastics from water.

New faster charging hydrogen fuel cell developed

A new design for solid-state hydrogen storage could significantly reduce charging times.

Linked lanthanides shine light on field of crystal engineering

Rare earth metals, when linked, can act as a conduit for energy flow, and show promise for the development of novel materials.

Recycling energy in everyday life (piezoelectric fiber)

Researchers developed a piezoelectric polymer/ceramic composite fiber with a cross-sectional form that is uniformly controlled to allow the use of energy harvesting technologies that...

A new method boosts wind farms’ energy output, without new equipment

Engineers have developed a method to increase wind farms' energy output. Whereas individual turbines are typically controlled separately, the new approach models the wind...

All the better to better eat you with — dinosaurs evolved different eye...

Large dinosaur predators, such as Tyrannosaurus rex, evolved different shapes of eye sockets to better deal with high bite forces, new research has shown.

Carbon storage in harvested wood products

Harvested wood products in residential structures will continue to increase carbon storage for the next 50 years, according to a new study.

Bird behavior influenced by human activity during COVID-19 lockdowns

For birds that inhabit developed areas of the Pacific Northwest, the reduction in noise and commotion from COVID-19 lockdowns may have allowed them to...

New method can remove dyes from wastewater

Findings from a new study offer a new potential method for cleaning wastewater after use by textiles, cosmetics or other industries.

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