News tagged with sunlight

Device can heat home, save money

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new polymer-based solar-thermal device is the first to generate power from both heat and visible sunlight – an advance that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.

dateApr 19, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Sugarcane cools climate

Brazilians are world leaders in using biofuels for gasoline. About a quarter of their automobile fuel consumption comes from sugarcane, which significantly reduces carbon dioxide emissions that otherwise would be emitted ...

dateApr 17, 2011 in Environment
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Experts reveal why plants don't get sunburn

(PhysOrg.com) -- Experts at the University of Glasgow have discovered how plants know when to make their own sunscreen to protect themselves from the harmful rays of the sun. Scientists have speculated for decades that plants ...

dateApr 01, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Taking the mystery out of photosynthesis

(PhysOrg.com) -- An enigmatic protein system that uses sunlight and water to create fuel became a little less mysterious, thanks to scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, University of Michigan, ...

dateFeb 10, 2011 in Materials Science
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A new twist for nanopillar light collectors

Sunlight represents the cleanest, greenest and far and away most abundant of all energy sources, and yet its potential remains woefully under-utilized. High costs have been a major deterrant to the large-scale ...

dateNov 16, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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