New efficiency record for solar cell technology

A research team has set a new record in the power conversion efficiency of solar cells made using perovskite and organic materials. Their latest...

Balanced diet can mitigate negative impact of pests for bumblebees

Bumblebees are important pollinators because they pollinate many different plant species and are extremely resilient. They can still manage to fly at temperatures that...

Lighted nets dramatically reduce bycatch of sharks and other wildlife while making fishing more...

In a win-win for commercial fisheries and marine wildlife, researchers have found that using lighted nets greatly reduced accidental bycatch of sharks, rays, sea...

Scientists build ‘valves’ in DNA to shape biological information flows

Scientists have developed new biological parts that are able to shape the flow of cellular processes along DNA.

Pristine groundwater seeps support native algae on Hawai‘i’s coasts

Native marine macroalgae, also known as limu, or as seaweed, thrive in environments created by natural groundwater seeps, specifically benefiting from the combined effects...

Quantum dots boost perovskite solar cell efficiency and scalability

Scientists have boosted the efficiency and scalability of perovskite solar cells by replacing their electron-transport layers with a thin layer of quantum dots.

Just what is a ‘resilient’ forest, anyway?

What does a 'resilient' forest look like in California's Sierra Nevada? A lot fewer trees than we're used to, according to a study of...

Branching worm discovered in Japan named after Godzilla’s nemesis

Branching marine worms are bizarre creatures with one head but a body that branches over and over again into multiple posterior ends. Until now,...

Creating sustainable material from waste

A team of researchers looking for ways to upcycle biomass into new products has demonstrated that it is possible to efficiently turn industrially processed...

Is Vesuvius taking an extended siesta?

Located near Naples, Italy, Vesuvius last had a violent eruption in 1944, towards the end of the Second World War. It could be a...

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