CU-NASA research center to study Sun's effects on Earth's climate
(PhysOrg.com) -- The University of Colorado at Boulder's Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics and NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center in Greenbelt, Md., today announced the formation of a new collaborative ...
UD researcher on project team for NASA's first visit to the sun
A University of Delaware researcher is helping to design instruments for a robotic space probe that will go where no other has gone before: the sun.
Wonder carbon pioneers win Nobel Physics Prize (Update 4)
Two Russian-born scientists, Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, won the 2010 Nobel Physics Prize Tuesday for pioneering work on graphene, touted as the wonder material of the 21st century.
Finding a buckyball in photovoltaic cell
Polymer-based photovoltaic cells have some real advantages compared to the currently used semiconductor-based cells. They are easy to make and the materials are cheap. The challenge is to figure out how to make efficient ...
Radioactive decay rates vary with the sun's rotation: research
Radioactive decay rates, thought to be unique physical constants and counted on in such fields as medicine and anthropology, may be more variable than once thought.
Researchers make magnetic fields breakthrough
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Dundee have made a breakthrough in the study of magnetic fields, which enhances our understanding of how stars, including the Sun, work.
Major hurdle cleared for organic solar cells
Solar energy is an environmentally-friendly way of producing electricity and is considered to be one of the most appealing options for the future.
Evidence of new solar activity from observations of aurora in New Zealand
Scientists from Boston University's Center for Space Physics (CSP) announced that they have sub-visual evidence of the onset of a new cycle of solar-terrestrial activity. The key results being reported deal ...
Selenium makes more efficient solar cells
Call it the anti-sunscreen. That's more or less the description of what many solar energy researchers would like to find -- light-catching substances that could be added to photovoltaic materials in order ...
Molecular light sources sensitive to environment
A Dutch-French team of scientists led by FOM (Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter) researcher Dr Danang Birowosuto and University of Twente researcher Dr Allard Mosk has obtained the first experimental ...
Graphene organic photovoltaics, or, will joggers' t-shirts someday power their cell phones?
A University of Southern California team has produced flexible transparent carbon atom films that the researchers say have great potential for a new breed of solar cells.
Solar-powered process could decrease carbon dioxide to pre-industrial levels in 10 years
Does the sun hold a dark secret?
(PhysOrg.com) -- A scientist at Royal Holloway, University of London believes dark matter is lurking at the centre of the sun and cooling down its core temperature.
Quantum entanglement in photosynthesis and evolution
Recently, academic debate has been swirling around the existence of unusual quantum mechanical effects in the most ubiquitous of phenomena, including photosynthesis, the process by which organisms convert light into chemical ...