Mexico sets 25 pct pollution cut by 2030 for climate talks
Mexico has become the first developing nation to submit pollutant reduction goals for next fall's Paris climate change talks, pledging to cut greenhouse gas and black carbon emissions 25 percent by 2030.
Photosynthesis hack needed to feed the world by 2050, report says
Using high-performance computing and genetic engineering to boost the photosynthetic efficiency of plants offers the best hope of increasing crop yields enough to feed a planet expected to have 9.5 billion ...
Physicists design zero-friction quantum engine
NTU develops mobile app to help the university reduce its energy usage
Feeling too cold? With just a few taps on Nanyang Technological University's (NTU) new mobile app, the central air-conditioning temperature settings could be adjusted, helping the university save on its energy ...
Non-volatile memory improves energy efficiency by two orders of magnitude
Nanoscale heat engine exceeds standard efficiency limit
Study explains how Maxwell's demon uses mutual information to extract work
Researchers attach silicon photonic chips directly onto a processor package
The computing and telecommunications industries have ambitious plans for the future: Systems that will store information in the cloud, analyze enormous amounts of data, and think more like a brain than a ...
Study holds great promise for advancing sustainable energy
New research published by Rutgers University chemists has documented significant progress confronting one of the main challenges inhibiting widespread utilization of sustainable power: Creating a cost-effective ...
Water content thresholds recommended for Gardenia jasminoides
More efficient irrigation management has become a primary focus in sustainable container plant production as growers look for ways to improve resource use and mitigate negative environmental impacts of fertilizers ...
Perovskite solar cell reaches record efficiency
Hybrid materials could smash the solar efficiency ceiling
(Phys.org) —A new method for transferring energy from organic to inorganic semiconductors could boost the efficiency of widely used inorganic solar cells.
Researchers use liquid inks to create better solar cells
(Phys.org) —The basic function of solar cells is to harvest sunlight and turn it into electricity. Thus, it is critically important that the film that collects the light on the surface of the cell is designed ...
LEDs made from 'wonder material' perovskite
(Phys.org) —Colourful LEDs made from a material known as perovskite could lead to LED displays which are both cheaper and easier to manufacture in future.