Hybrid energy harvester generates electricity from vibrations and sunlight
Cobalt catalysts allow researchers to duplicate the complicated steps of photosynthesis
(Phys.org) —Humans have for ages taken cues from nature to build their own devices, but duplicating the steps in the complicated electronic dance of photosynthesis remains one of the biggest challenges ...
Researchers integrate single-crystal BFO onto a silicon chip, open door to smart devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new ...
Big beats bolster solar cell efficiency
(Phys.org) —Playing pop and rock music improves the performance of solar cells, according to new research from scientists at Queen Mary University of London and Imperial College London.
New device achieves self-biased solar hydrogen generation through microbial electrohydrogenesis at lab scale
A novel device that uses only sunlight and wastewater to produce hydrogen gas could provide a sustainable energy source while improving the efficiency of wastewater treatment.
Researchers report on hardware Trojans that are undetectable
Geothermal power facility induces earthquakes, study finds
An analysis of earthquakes in the area around the Salton Sea Geothermal Field in southern California has found a strong correlation between seismic activity and operations for production of geothermal power, which involve ...
Nano-thermometer enables first atomic-scale heat transfer measurements
In findings that could help overcome a major technological hurdle in the road toward smaller and more powerful electronics, an international research team involving University of Michigan engineering researchers, ...
Bell Labs researchers build camera with no lens
Optimal stem cell reprogramming through sequential protocols
New mechanism converts natural gas to energy faster, captures CO2
(Phys.org) —North Carolina State University researchers have identified a new mechanism to convert natural gas into energy up to 70 times faster, while effectively capturing the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide ...
Morphees: Shape-shifting mobile devices (w/ Video)
Prototype mobile devices that can change shape on-demand will be unveiled today and could lay down the foundation for creating high shape resolution devices of the future.
Materials scientists make solar energy chip 100 times more efficient
(Phys.org) —Scientists working at the Stanford Institute for Materials and Energy Sciences (SIMES) have improved an innovative solar-energy device to be about 100 times more efficient than its previous ...
Relativity shakes a magnet
The research group of Professor Jairo Sinova at the Institute of Physics at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU), in collaboration with researchers from Prague, Cambridge, and Nottingham, have predicted ...