A nanoscale wireless communication system via plasmonic antennas
Aug 25, 2016
The pursuit of next-generation technologies places a premium on producing increased speed and efficiency with components built at scales small enough to function on a computer chip.
Bio-inspired tire design: Where the rubber meets the road
Aug 24, 2016
The fascination with the ability of geckos to scamper up smooth walls and hang upside down from improbable surfaces has entranced scientists at least as far back as Aristotle, who noted the reptile's remarkable feats in his ...
Materials advance promises to help power clean energy economy
Aug 23, 2016
St Andrews researchers have made an important step forward in the quest to store electricity from intermittent energy sources such as wind and solar.
Obama admin unveils new truck fuel standards
Aug 16, 2016
The Obama administration on Tuesday unveiled new fuel efficiency standards for heavy-duty vehicles, which it said would both reduce carbon emissions and save drivers billions of dollars at the pump.
Team optimizes formula for cadmium-tellurium solar cells
Aug 03, 2016
Solar cells based on cadmium and tellurium could move closer to theoretical levels of efficiency because of some sleuthing by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory.
A research project helps reduce the cost of parallel computing
Jul 29, 2016
Heterogeneous parallel computing combines various processing elements with different characteristics that share a single memory system. Normally multiple cores (like the 'multicores' in some smart phones or personal computers) ...
Compromise nearly guaranteed when a woman is involved in decision-making pairs
Jul 28, 2016
More isn't necessarily better when it comes to men making decisions together, especially if you want a middle-of-the-road compromise. That's according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research which finds that compromise ...
Watering solar cells makes them grow... in power
Jul 27, 2016
Perovskite solar cells are the rising star in the photovoltaic landscape. Since their invention, less than ten years ago, their efficiency has doubled twice and it is now over 22% - an astonishing result in the renewable ...
Novel design strategy for hydrogen-generating molecular photocatalysts
Jul 25, 2016
An international collaboration coordinated by scientists at the University of Twente (TNW/MESA+) has resulted in a new design approach for hydrogen generating photocatalysts. The authors observed that violating the commonly ...
The future of perovskite solar cells has just got brighter—come rain or shine
Jul 18, 2016
Widely known as one of the cleanest and most renewable energy sources, solar energy is a fast growing alternative to fossil fuels. Among the various types of solar materials, organometal halide perovskite in particular has ...