Researchers unveil new solar cell made from carbon nanotubes that converts more sunlight into power
Making dreams come true: Making graphene from plastic?
Graphene is gaining heated attention, dubbed a "wonder material" with great conductivity, flexibility and durability. However, graphene is hard to come by due to the fact that its manufacturing process is ...
Re-routing flights could reduce climate impact, research suggests
Aircraft can become more environmentally friendly by choosing flight paths that reduce the formation of their distinctive condensation trails, new research suggests.
Watching nanoscale fluids flow
(Phys.org) —At the nanoscale, where objects are measured in billionths of meters and events transpire in trillionths of seconds, things do not always behave as our experiences with the macro-world might ...
Poles apart: Arctic sea ice has shrunk but Antarctic sea ice has grown
A new study of satellite sea ice measurements shows that over the last 35 years there have been dramatic changes in sea ice cover around the world.
Solar panels light the way from carbon dioxide to fuel
Research to curb global warming caused by rising levels of atmospheric greenhouse gases, such as carbon dioxide, usually involves three areas: Developing alternative energy sources, capturing and storing greenhouse gases, ...
Obama: Power plant rule will shrink power prices
President Barack Obama says Americans' electricity bills will shrink and their children will be healthier due to new emissions limits on power plants.
Struggling climate talks look to UN summit for push
A new round of talks on climate change sputtered to a close on Sunday, placing the onus on a UN summit in September to boost momentum for a global pact by the end of 2015.
NASA readies satellite to measure atmospheric CO2
NASA is preparing a July 1 launch for its first satellite dedicated to measuring atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas that plays a key role in climate change.
Kudzu can release soil carbon, accelerate global warming
Clemson University scientists are shedding new light on how invasion by exotic plant species affects the ability of soil to store greenhouse gases. The research could have far-reaching implications for how ...
Battery design could reduce electric car weight
Battery weight has long vexed engineers designing electric cars for the mass market. Bigger batteries are needed to power a car for longer distances, but their weight in turn requires the car to expend more ...
Developing terahertz detectors with carbon nanotubes: Improvements in MRIs on the horizon
Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories, along with collaborators from Rice University and the Tokyo Institute of Technology, are developing new terahertz detectors based on carbon nanotubes that could ...
Elastic wire-shaped lithium ion batteries with high electrochemical performance
Flexible smartphones, "intelligent" bracelets, glasses with a built-in computer: for these trends to take off, we need suitable power systems. Chinese scientists have now developed a wire-shaped lithium ion ...
A new synthesis method enables the production of wafer-thin carbon layers
(Phys.org) —Scientists have developed a promising nanomaterial that may be adaptable for use in a wide range of applications. An international team headed by scientists from the Swiss Federal Institute ...