How gamma ray telescopes work
Yesterday I talked about the detection of gamma ray bursts, intense blasts of gamma rays that occasionally appear in distant galaxies. Gamma ray bursts were only detected when gamma ray satellites were put ...
Yale engineer to build 'hot' solar cells
Associate professor of electrical engineering Minjoo Larry Lee has been awarded $2,540,000 to develop dual-junction solar cells that can operate efficiently at extreme temperatures above 750 degrees Fahrenheit. ...
Sky survey of gamma ray sources reveals galactic energy bubbles
Yesterday I talked about the Fermi gamma ray telescope, and how it allowed us to make much more precise observations of gamma rays in the universe. Part of the purpose of the Fermi telescope is to observe ...
Improved liquid battery: Longer-lasting materials could enable batteries that make renewables more competitive
Researchers at MIT have improved a proposed liquid battery system that could enable renewable energy sources to compete with conventional power plants.
Australians rally for climate, including at G20 talks
Australians rallied for climate action on Sunday, from protesters chanting "Green energy" outside G20 talks to forming a human chain message in Sydney as part of an international day of action.