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March 27, 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
BIO FUEL
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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Community in chaotic Jakarta goes green to fight eviction
Jakarta (AFP) March 20, 2017
Brightly coloured wooden and brick houses line a clean riverside path amid trees and vegetable gardens, a tranquil scene in the normally chaotic Indonesian capital Jakarta. Residents have transformed the "kampung", as traditional neighbourhoods are known in Indonesia, into a model of clean and green living in an effort to fight off the threat of eviction. Tongkol kampung was once much ... more
Upton NY (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Study IDs link between sugar signaling and regulation of oil production in plants
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
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
Sendai, Japan (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Quadruped robot exhibits spontaneous changes in step with speed
Washington (UPI) Mar 22, 2017
Kraken Sonar Systems gains funding for robotics project
Washington (AFP) March 26, 2017
Tech world debate on robots and jobs heats up
North Carolina offshore wind hailed as job creator
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
The results of an auction for the right to develop wind energy offshore North Carolina makes it a major low-carbon economic stimulus, a trade group said. Avangrid Renewables was the winner of an auction for a lease area offshore Kitty Hawk with a $9 million bid to develop wind energy in federal waters. Nancy Sopko, director of offshore issues for the American Wind Energy Association, pr ... more
Washington (UPI) Mar 16, 2017
North Carolina ready for offshore wind energy auction
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
Germany pushing e-mobility options
Washington (UPI) Mar 20, 2017
German energy company E.ON said Monday it was working within a government program to advance charging points for electric-powered mobility options. The company's subsidiaries submitted grant applications for more than 700 charging stations on behalf of the municipalities in which they operate. "Using various models, E.ON's regional companies are offering charging solutions for al ... more
London (AFP) March 22, 2017
China's Geely opens UK plant for electric London taxis
Jerusalem (AFP) March 17, 2017
Intel deal may fuel Israel's rise as builder of car brains
New York (AFP) March 16, 2017
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Non-toxic material that generates electricity through hot and cold
Salt Lake City UT (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Thanks to the discovery of a new material by University of Utah engineers, jewelry such as a ring and your body heat could generate enough electricity to power a body sensor, or a cooking pan could charge a cellphone in just a few hours. The team, led by University of Utah materials science and engineering professor Ashutosh Tiwari, has found that a combination of the chemical elements cal ... more
Graz, Austria (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
TU Graz researchers show that enzyme function inhibits battery ageing
New Haven CT (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New gel-like coating beefs up the performance of lithium-sulfur batteries
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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Energy demand metrics indicate strong U.S. economy
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
Metrics measuring consumer demand for fuels and related products in the United States were indicative of an improving economy, a trade group said. The American Petroleum Institute reported total petroleum deliveries, a measure of demand, gained 0.1 percent to 19.7 million barrels per day, its highest level since 2008. Total motor gasoline deliveries, a measure of consumer demand, was up ... more
New York (AFP) March 26, 2017
New York skyscrapers adapt to climate change
Washington (UPI) Mar 17, 2017
Emissions flat for three years in a row, IEA says
Paris (AFP) March 17, 2017
CO2 stable for 3rd year despite global growth: IEA
Reconsider the impact of trees on water cycles and climate, scientists ask
Bogor, Indonesia (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Forests and trees play a major role on water cycles and cooler temperatures, contributing to food security and climate change adaptation. In recent decades, the climate change discourse has looked at forests and trees mostly as carbon stocks and carbon sinks, but now scientists are calling for more attention on the relation between trees and water in climate change. Scientists suggest that ... more
Santiago (AFP) March 18, 2017
Late US billionaire's record land gift lays Chile row to rest
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
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
Organic electronics can use power from socket
Linkoping, Sweden (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Organic light-emitting devices and printed electronics can be connected to a socket in the wall by way of a small, inexpensive organic converter, developed in a collaboration between Linkoping University and Umea University. Printed electronics and organic light-emitting devices now perform at levels sufficient for a number of eco-friendly, energy-efficient applications. Previously the ide ... more
Los Alamos NM (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Ultrafast measurements explain quantum dot voltage drop
Zurich, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 17, 2017
Liquid fuel for future computers
Dallas TX (SPX) Mar 21, 2017
Unexpected, star-spangled find may lead to advanced electronics
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Indonesia increases estimate for cruise ship reef damage
Jakarta (AFP) March 22, 2017
Indonesia said Wednesday a cruise ship on a voyage organised by a British company had damaged about 18,900 square metres of coral reef, increasing the estimate of the devastation caused when the vessel ran aground. The accident happened this month in Raja Ampat, eastern Indonesia, one of the most biodiverse marine habitats on Earth and a favourite with intrepid travellers and divers due to i ... more
Minneapolis, MN (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
'Super sponge' promises effective toxic clean-up of lakes and more
Punta Gorda, United States (AFP) March 22, 2017
Florida eco-friendly town opens for business
Jakarta (AFP) March 17, 2017
Indonesia summons UK envoy over coral reef destruction
Young Chinese jet set shop at Hong Kong's Art Basel
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
Huang Xiaoshuai and his wife last year splashed out $70,000 for a large painting of fish by Oscar-winning actor Adrien Brody - part of a growing clique of young, affluent Chinese art enthusiasts building their own high-end collections. The picture now hangs in their Shanghai home and the couple, along with other mainland collectors, have flown in to attend VIP events at this week's Art Bas ... more
Hong Kong (AFP) March 21, 2017
Distraught Hong Kong villagers battle to save their homes
Hong Kong (AFP) March 26, 2017
Beijing favourite Lam wins Hong Kong leadership
Hong Kong (AFP) March 23, 2017
China watches Hong Kong vote as protests threatened
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
Moscow (Sputnik) Mar 27, 2017
Happy Wanderer? Mysterious X-37B Space Plane Breaks Its Own Orbital Record
Washington (UPI) Mar 24, 2017
GA-ASI starts testing of mid-air launch-and-recovery drone vehicles
Washington (UPI) Mar 21, 2017
General Atomics producing additional MQ-9 drone parts
Invention May Give Spacecraft Improved Damage Report
Kennedy Space Center FL (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
There are few ways for astronauts to know exactly when the outside of their spacecraft has been damaged, but that may change in the future with an invention that acts like a sensory skin to pick up signs of damage in real-time. The invention uses a series of several technologies to create circuits printed on thin layers and that can be embedded in a spacecraft's structure, scientists behind the ... more
Basel, Switzerland (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
Rare-earths become water-repellent only as they age
Berkeley CA (SPX) Mar 23, 2017
New study maps space dust in 3-D
Greenbelt MD (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Ancient Art of Weaving Ready to Head to Mars and Beyond
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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 23, 2017
German scientists focus radiation of 10,000 suns with new light array
Washington (UPI) Mar 23, 2017
Scientists find out where laser energy goes when a beam is fired into plasma
Glasgow, Scotland (SPX) Mar 27, 2017
Where does laser energy go after being fired into plasma?
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
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
Akron OH (SPX) Mar 15, 2017
Researchers develop new method to program nanoparticle organization in polymer thin films


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