Material properties for longer-lasting, more efficient solar cells

Researchers are helping to understand the fundamental processes in a material known as perovskites, work that could lead to more efficient solar cells that...

Wildlife flock to backyards for food from people

A new study helps explain why some animals are sometimes more often found in suburban areas than wild ones.

Greenhouse effect of clouds instrumental in origin of tropical storms

With the tropical storm season in the Atlantic Ocean underway and already well into the Greek alphabet for naming, better storm track prediction has...

Summer road trip finds small streams have big impacts on Great Lakes

While decades of monitoring and regulatory efforts have paid little attention to Lake Michigan's tiny tributaries, new research shows that they play an outsized...

Ancient lake contributed to past San Andreas fault ruptures

The San Andreas fault, which runs along the western coast of North America and crosses dense population centers like Los Angeles, California, is one...

Bridges with limb-inspired architecture can withstand earthquakes, cut repair costs

Structural damage to any of the nation's ailing bridges can come with a hefty price of billions of dollars in repairs. New bridge designs...

US corn crop’s growing sensitivity to drought revealed

New management approaches and technology have allowed the US. Corn Belt to increase yields despite some changes in climate. However, soil sensitivity to drought...

Land management in forest and grasslands: How much can we intensify?

Intensive land-use reduces beneficial effects of biodiversity on ecosystem services. It assessed the effects of land management on the links between biodiversity, ecosystem functions...

Powering the future: New insights into how alkali-metal doped flexible solar cells work

A group of scientists has discovered that the amount of alkali metal introduced into crystals of flexible thin-film solar cells influences the path that...

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