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March 23, 2017
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Revealing the microscopic mechanisms in perovskite solar cells



Washington DC (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
A material with the perovskite crystal structure has become very popular for solar cells. While most perovskites are inorganic compounds, this new material is a hybrid of relatively inexpensive organic and inorganic materials. In just a few short years, researchers have achieved remarkable power conversion efficiency with these perovskites, comparable with the best photovoltaic materials available. Now, researchers from Japan have revealed the physics for how an important component of a perovskite ... read more

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Sea change needed for low-carbon economy
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
Nearly 70 percent of all new cars need to be electric and $3.5 trillion in annual investments are needed to keep global warming at bay, a new report found. ... more
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Dubai harvests desert sun at vast solar plant
Dubai (AFP) March 20, 2017
Dubai on Monday completed a solar plant big enough to power 50,000 homes as part of a plan to generate three-quarters of its energy from renewables by 2050. ... more
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New solar energy plant to be installed on Barbuda
London, UK (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The government of Antigua and Barbuda (GOAB) further strives toward the realisation of generating 20 per cent of its electricity from renewable energy resources by the year 2020. The installation of ... more
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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulat ... more
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Nanotube film may resolve longevity problem of challenger solar cells
Espoo, Finland (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Five years ago, the world started to talk about third-generation solar cells that challenged the traditional silicon cells with a cheaper and simpler manufacturing process that used less energy. Met ... more
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EU close to 2020 renewable energy target
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Members of the European Union are about 3 percentage points away from meeting their 2020 objectives for renewable energy, its statistics office reported. ... more
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Nuera Solar Announces Partnership with The Solar Village Project
Barrington RI (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Nuera Solar has announced a partnership with the Solar Village Project, a non-profit, 501(c)(3) organization that delivers light and power to communities in Africa, India, and Polynesia. The p ... more
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Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
A team of scientists at the University of Cambridge has developed a way of using solar power to generate a fuel that is both sustainable and relatively cheap to produce. It's using natural light to ... more
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EU funding renewable energy efforts in Algeria
Brussels (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Algeria, a member of OPEC, will get support in its efforts to diversify its economy with a $42.7 million package supporting renewable energy, the EU said. ... more
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One of the largest Solar Manufacturers in the US increases production capacity
Jackson MS (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Seraphim Solar has entered into their next phase of development- on target with initial projections. With 160MW of manufacturing capacity online as a component of its Phase 1 operation in Jackson, M ... more


Installation of solar solutions on Jumby Bay island completed

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Perovskite edges can be tuned for optoelectronic performance
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
In the eternal search for next generation high-efficiency solar cells and LEDs, scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory and their partners are creating innovative 2D layered hybrid perovskites ... more
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Iran and Middle East could adopt fully renewable electricity systems
Lappeenranta, Finland (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Iran can transition to a fully renewable electricity system and financially benefit from it by 2030. Researchers at Lappeenranta University of Technology (LUT) show that major oil-producing countrie ... more
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New study shines light on photosynthesis
Baton Rouge LA (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
Terry Bricker, Moreland Family Professor in the Louisiana State University (LSU) Department of Biological Sciences, and colleagues at Palacky University in the Czech Republic and at the University o ... more
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Chemists create molecular 'leaf' that collects and stores solar power without solar panels
Bloomington IN (SPX) Mar 09, 2017
An international team of scientists led by Liang-shi Li at Indiana University has achieved a new milestone in the quest to recycle carbon dioxide in the Earth's atmosphere into carbon-neutral fuels ... more

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Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Even plants have to live on an energy budget. While they're known for converting solar energy into chemical energy in the form of sugars, plants have sophisticated biochemical mechanisms for regulating how they spend that energy. Making oils costs a lot. By exploring the details of this delicate energy balance, a group of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National ... more
Hampton VA (SPX) Mar 16, 2017
NASA Study Confirms Biofuels Reduce Jet Engine Pollution
Cambridge, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Scientists harness solar power to produce clean hydrogen from biomass
Gothenburg, Sweden (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Petrol and jet fuel alternatives are produced by yeast cell factories
Origami-inspired Robot Can Hitch a Ride with a Rover
Pasadena CA (JPL) Mar 21, 2017
The next rovers to explore another planet might bring along a scout. The Pop-Up Flat Folding Explorer Robot (PUFFER) in development at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California, was inspired by origami. Its lightweight design is capable of flattening itself, tucking in its wheels and crawling into places rovers can't fit. Over the past year and a half, PUFFER has been tested ... more
Boston MA (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
'Tree-on-a-chip' passively pumps water for days
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
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North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
More than 100,000 acres off the coast of North Carolina go on the auction block Thursday for potential wind energy development, the U.S. government said. The U.S. Department of Interior pounded the gavel to open the seventh offshore wind auction, putting 122,405 acres off the North Carolina coast on the block for commercial wind energy leasing. In August 2014, the Bureau of Ocean ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
London (UPI) Mar 13, 2017
Flagship English Channel wind farm nears completion
Paris (UPI) Mar 06, 2017
French, Spanish companies set for more wind power off coast of France
China's Geely opens UK plant for electric London taxis
London (AFP) March 22, 2017
Chinese carmaker Geely, owner of the London Taxi Company, opened Wednesday a 300-million pound UK factory making only electrical versions of the iconic London black cab for use worldwide. The site in Coventry, central England, "has the capacity to build more than 20,000 vehicles per year... the best ultra-low emission commercial vehicles in the world", LTC said in a statement. Geely bought LT ... more
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
More gas guzzlers due to Trump? Not necessarily
Frankfurt Am Main (AFP) March 15, 2017
German prosecutors search Audi offices over 'dieselgate'
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
It has been known in biology for a long time that the excited oxygen molecule singlet oxygen is the main cause of ageing in cells. To counter this, nature uses an enzyme called superoxide dismutase to eliminate superoxide as a free radical. Superoxide also occurs in cell respiration for energy production and is the preliminary stage and thus source of singlet oxygen. TU Graz's Stefan Freun ... more
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Plainsboro NJ (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
New feedback system could allow greater control over fusion plasma
Loss-hit Toshiba nosedives on fears about future
Tokyo (AFP) March 15, 2017
Toshiba shares plunged Wednesday as fears grow about the future of one of Japan's best-known firms, hit by massive losses and accounting fraud allegations at its US nuclear unit. The Tokyo-listed stock dropped as much as 13.62 percent at one point, with concerns that the embattled company's shares could be delisted from the bourse. Toshiba ended the day at 189.5 yen ($1.65), down 12.22 p ... more
London, UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
The EIC and Nuclear AMRC sign MoU
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
German energy company RWE evolving for success
Manchester UK (SPX) Mar 13, 2017
Potential approach to how radioactive elements could be 'fished out' of nuclear waste
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CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
Global carbon dioxide emissions from the energy sector held stable for the third straight year in 2016 despite the global economy continuing to expand, the International Energy Agency said Friday. By far the main culprit in global warming, carbon dioxide emissions stood at 32.1 billion tonnes last year, the IEA estimated. This was the same level as the same as the previous two years, des ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Sussex, UK (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
New research urges a rethink on global energy subsidies
Wellington, New Zealand (UPI) Feb 21, 2017
New Zealand lauded for renewables, but challenges remain
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Douglas Tompkins's widow vividly remembers the suspicions the late billionaire raised when he started buying up land in Patagonia, the natural paradise at the bottom of South America. Some accused him of preparing a storage site for American nuclear waste, she says. Others said he was starting a cult, still others that he wanted to launch a Jewish state - even though he was raised Episcopal ... more
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Did humans create the Sahara desert?
Washington (UPI) Mar 14, 2017
Louisiana wetlands hurting from accelerated sea level rise
Sydney (AFP) March 13, 2017
Huge swathe of Australian mangroves 'die of thirst'
Cells adapt ultra-rapidly to zero gravity
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 01, 2017
Mammalian cells are optimally adapted to gravity. But what happens in the microgravity environment of space if the earth's pull disappears? Previously, many experiments exhibited cell changes - after hours or even days in zero gravity. Astronauts, however, returned to Earth without any severe health problems after long missions in space, which begs the question as to how capable cells are of ada ... more
Moscow, Russia (SPX) Feb 22, 2017
'Gravitational noise' interferes with determining distant sources
Chicago IL (SPX) Feb 17, 2017
New method uses heat flow to levitate variety of objects
Washington DC (SPX) Feb 14, 2017
Increasing the sensitivity of next-generation gravitational wave detectors
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
For several years, a team of researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas has investigated various materials in search of those whose electrical properties might make them suitable for small, energy-efficient transistors to power next-generation electronic devices. They recently found one such material, but it was nothing anyone expected. In an article published online March 10 in the ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Bushwhacking into Unexplored Transistor Territories
Washington DC (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Bonding chips using inkjet printers
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'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Mercury is very toxic and can cause long-term health damage, but removing it from water is challenging. To address this growing problem, University of Minnesota College of Food, Agricultural and Natural Sciences (CFANS) Professor Abdennour Abbas and his lab team created a sponge that can absorb mercury from a polluted water source within seconds. Thanks to the application of nanotechnology ... more
Jakarta (AFP) March 22, 2017
Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Atlanta GA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
China's severe winter haze tied to effects of global climate change
Distraught Hong Kong villagers battle to save their homes
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Ko Oi-sum's simple village home on the northwestern edge of Hong Kong is surrounded by trees planted by her mother - she dries the leaves to make tea, espousing their health benefits. But this ramshackle rural community of narrow alleyways, humble houses and freely roaming cats and dogs, is now under threat. Residents have been served an eviction notice by the government, asking them to ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Art for art's sake: Calls for Hong Kong to get more creative
Hong Kong (AFP) March 22, 2017
Hong Kong leader must cooperate with China: Li Ka-shing
Beijing (AFP) March 21, 2017
Chinese police 'admit torture' of dead suspect
X-37B Space Plane Soon to Break Orbital Record
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
The US Air Force's most secretive plane, the X-37B, is just eight days away from breaking the record for longest orbital mission undertaken by a space plane. The unmanned vehicle is competing against itself, as the X-37B already holds this record with a 674 day flight. Whether the X-37B will break the record or not, however, is up to the Air Force, which is famously tight-lipped about the ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
General Atomics producing additional MQ-9 drone parts
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Heron 1 UAV becomes operational in Singapore
McLean VA (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
FAA Approval Could Mean Big Things for UAS Adoption
New study maps space dust in 3-D
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Berkeley Lab-led research raises new questions about properties of dust in local and distant reaches of Milky Way. Consider that the Earth is just a giant cosmic dust bunny-a big bundle of debris amassed from exploded stars. We Earthlings are essentially just little clumps of stardust, too, albeit with very complex chemistry. And because outer space is a very dusty place, that makes things ... more
Bethesda MD (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Ecosystem For Near-Earth Space Control
Toronto, Canada (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
'Flying saucer' quantum dots hold secret to brighter, better lasers
Hamburg, Germany (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Transparent ceramics make super-hard windows
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Battle Lasers! US, Russia, China Develop Brighter Beams for Blasting Enemies
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 21, 2017
2017 has already seen a spate of bold statements by Russia and US officials about the development and testing of laser weapons in their countries; earlier this week, the US announced that it is preparing to test a new high-powered laser weapon which can be mounted on army trucks. On March 16, Lockheed Martin said that its new solid-state fiber laser can slice through targets with a record- ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
Lockheed Martin designs future U.S. Army laser vehicle
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
U.S. Army demos laser weapon with Stryker vehicle
New Delhi (Sputnik) Mar 13, 2017
Inside China's High-Tech Space-Based Laser Arsenal
Scientists created nanopowders for the synthesis of new aluminum alloys
Krasnoyarsk, Russia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
The project received support from the Regional Science Foundation and the Russian Foundation for Basic Research in the competition for oriented interdisciplinary research in 2016. The results of the research were published in the journals Physics of the Solid State, Vacuum and Journal of Superconductivity and Novel Magnetism. The authors of the project say that with the help of this techno ... more
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films
Hanover NH (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
3-D printing turns nanomachines into life-size workers
Paris, France (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines


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