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Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers Improve Solar Cell Performance by Identifying Defects in Perovskites

Researchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskite materialsResearchers from the University of Washington and University of Oxford have identified inefficient regions in perovskites and have shown that those defects can be engineered to further improve solar devices. [More]
Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Artificially Harness Photosynthesis to Assist in Making Everyday Items

Researchers Peidong Yang, Michelle C. Y. Chang, Christopher J. Chang and their teams took on the challenge of finding an alternative that would significantly cut mankind’s dependence on fossil fuels. [More]
University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

University of Tokyo Researchers Create New Electronic Paper for Inexpensive Electronic Displays

Based on an old e-paper concept, a team of researchers from the University of Tokyo have created an economical handwriting-enabled e-paper which is ideal for large displays such as whiteboards. [More]
Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Improved Electrocatalyst with Outstanding Performance and Stability for Energy Conversion Processes

Tiva Sharifi, physicist at Umeå University, Sweden has embarked on a challenging project to experimentally prove that earth-abundant materials mainly based on nitrogen, carbon, and transition metal oxides can be integrated into high performance energy conversion devices, which can be used in both electrolysis and in fuel cells. Tiva Sharifi defended her thesis on 31 March 2015. [More]
European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

European Project Focuses on More Efficient Recycling of Aircraft Materials

The continuous evolution of the aviation industry allows it to create lighter aircraft, minimize fuel consumption and associated emissions, and establish more-efficient recycling systems to allow reusing of the valuable materials used in aircraft building. [More]

H.C. Starck’s Tantalum Supply Chain Again Declared Compliant With Conflict Free Smelter Program

H.C. Starck, a leading manufacturer of technology metals and advanced ceramics, announced today that its tantalum supply chain has been again declared free of “conflict minerals” following an independent audi... [More]
Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Red Brick to Offer Beer in Cans Made from Novelis' High-Recycled Content Aluminum Can Sheets

Novelis, the world leader in aluminum rolling and recycling, and Red Brick Brewing Company, Georgia's oldest operating craft brewery, today announced that Red Brick will now offer its beer in aluminum cans made from Novelis' evercan™ – the world's first certified high-recycled content aluminum can sheet. [More]
New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

New Technique to Pave Way for Lighter and High-Efficiency Polymer Solar Devices

Researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have recently identified a key technique to enhance the performance of high-efficiency polymer cells, which has the capability to create lighter and more flexible solar devices in the future. [More]
NTU Students Design Singapore’s First Urban Solar Electric Car with Novel 3D-Printed Body Shell

NTU Students Design Singapore’s First Urban Solar Electric Car with Novel 3D-Printed Body Shell

Singapore’s first urban solar electric car was recently built by the students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU). The car consists of a 3D-printed body shell that has 150 components. The NTU Venture (NV) 8, as its known, is fitted on a carbon fibre single shell chassis, and will be a part of the race in the Urban Concept category at the 2015 Shell Eco-marathon Asia, scheduled to take place in Manila between 26 Feb and 1 March. [More]
Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Automobile Body Uses Cost-Effective Botanical Natural Fibers

Researchers at the Application Center for Wood Fiber Research HOFZET of the Fraunhofer Institute for Wood Research, the Wilhelm-Klauditz-Institut WKI in Braunschweig have discovered a new research approach that has enabled the creation of lightweight and cost-efficient vehicle body for automobiles. [More]