News tagged with sunlight

Maximising solar cells

(Phys.org) —With silicon solar cells set to become a thing of the past, a Flinders University researcher has developed a novel computer system to find the best emerging carbon nanotubes to fuel the future.

Jan 22, 2014 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Why is comet ISON green?

Undoubtedly, you've been seeing the recent images of Comet ISON now that it is approaching its close encounter with the Sun on November 28. ISON is currently visible to space telescopes like the Hubble and ...

Oct 25, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 2

Tracking micropollutants in Lake Geneva

Antibiotics, urban pesticides, and other contaminants accumulate where wastewater is released into Lake Geneva. Using computer simulations, EPFL researchers have shown that the risk they pose is highest during ...

Oct 25, 2013 not rated yet 0

Tackling an Ice Age mystery

In the northern hemisphere, ice sheets ebb and flow in 100,000-year cycles, driven by varying amounts of sunlight falling on Earth's surface as its orbit and orientation toward the sun changes. But astronomical variations ...

Sep 05, 2013 4.8 / 5 (5) 0

The pathway to potato poisons

In 1924, Science magazine reported on a fatal case of potato poisoning: James B. Matheney of Vandalia, Illinois, had gathered about one and a half bushels of tubers, which had turned green due to sunlight exposure. Two da ...

Jul 31, 2013 4.7 / 5 (6) 0