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Can a new technique for capturing "hot" electrons make solar cells more efficient?

A new way of extracting quantitative information from state-of-the-art single molecule experiments has been developed by physicists at the University of Bath. Using this quantitative information, the researchers will be able to probe the ultra-fast p.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgDec 5th, 2022

Frescoes, in a flash: Researchers create frescoes in a single day

In medieval Europe, before the rise of oil paintings, fresco was a popular religious painting technique. Many artworks across Europe, hundreds of years old, utilize this method and constitute an important part of cultural heritage. Michelangelo's fam.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 3 min. ago

Doctoral dissertation questions a prevailing perception related to dust devils on Mars

Mars, the fourth planet from the sun, fascinates people in many ways. For atmospheric researchers it is an interesting subject as Mars is the most Earth-like planet of our solar system. Since 1976, probes landed on Mars have collected information on.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News2 hr. 3 min. ago

Scientists couple terahertz radiation with spin waves

An international research team led by the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR) has developed a new method for the efficient coupling of terahertz waves with much shorter wavelengths, so-called spin waves. As the experts report in the journal N.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News8 hr. 31 min. ago

New wind, solar are cheaper than costs to operate all but one US coal plant

New analysis shows that renewables beat existing coal plants 99% of the time. Enlarge / A train carrying cars loaded with coal leaving a nearby coal mine is seen in front of Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant operated by.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News10 hr. 3 min. ago

Solid material that "upconverts" visible light photons to UV light photons could change how we utilize sunlight

The importance of solar power as a renewable energy resource is increasing. Sunlight contains high-energy UV light with a wavelength shorter than 400 nm, which can be broadly used, for example, for photopolymerization to form a resin and activation o.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Optical tweezers untangle chemotherapy agent"s impact on DNA

New Cornell research is providing a fresh view into the ways a common chemotherapy agent, etoposide, stalls and poisons the essential enzymes that allow cancer cells to flourish......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

New monovalent anion permselective membranes for high-efficient mono-/di-valent anion separation

Monovalent anion perm-selective membranes (MAPMs) combined with electrodialysis can simultaneously realize the efficient separation of mono-/di-valent anions and the concentration of monovalent salt. However, their applications in practical industria.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Electrospun nanomaterial offers great protection against electromagnetic interference

Engineers have employed "electrospinning," a new technique of manufacturing nanomaterials, to produce a novel fabric that offers high performance protection against electromagnetic interference, a phenomenon that can result in electronic device malfu.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Researchers identify important molecular switch for hearing development

In the inner ear, there are two different types of sensory cells that are responsible for hearing. An MHH research team has now identified the molecular switch for the formation of these inner and outer hair cells and thus found an important building.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

NASA"s Juno team assessing camera after 48th flyby of Jupiter

Engineering data is being evaluated to determine why the majority of images taken by the solar-powered orbiter's JunoCam were not acquired......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Mating causes "jet lag" in female fruit flies, changing behavior

An innovative technique from Cornell University researchers finds seminal fluid protein transferred from male to female fruit flies during mating changes the expression of genes related to the fly's circadian clock......»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

The Case of the Incredibly Long-Lived Mouse Cells

Scientists kept the rodents’ immune T cells active four times longer than mice can live—with huge implications for cancer, vaccination, and aging research......»»

Category: gadgetSource:  wiredRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Tesla sees 2024 as "a major year of 4680 cell production"

Tesla announced on Jan 24 that it is investing US$3.6 billion to expand production facilities and capacity in Nevada, USA. The new factories will be tasked to produce in-house 4680 battery cells and Tesla semi-trucks......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

IPL develops robust, cost-efficient, radar- and camera-based fusion sensor box for autonomous driving

Radar-based perception solution for autonomous driving – which has yet to see commercialization by players in the market – is under research & development at the Information Processing Lab (IPL) at the University Washington (UW)......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated NewsJan 30th, 2023

Ultrafast control of spins in a microscope

Researchers at EPFL have developed a new technique that can visualize and control the rotation of a handful of spins arranged in a vortex-like texture at the fastest speed ever achieved. The breakthrough can advance "spintronics," a technology that i.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

Novel technique developed to produce hydrogen peroxide without emitting carbon dioxide

A study published in ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces describes a novel method of producing hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) without emitting carbon dioxide (CO2), one of the main greenhouse gases and one of the world's most widely produced chemicals......»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 27th, 2023

An open-source stopwatch to time interactions between molecules inside living cells

A stopwatch to investigate what happens inside living cells at a thousandth of a millisecond scale: this is the open-source platform BrightEyes-TTM developed by the research team led by Giuseppe Vicidomini at Istituto Italiano di Tecnologia (IIT-Ital.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

How cells could help Artemis astronauts exercise

In 2033, NASA and China plan to send the first crewed missions to Mars. These missions will launch every two years when Earth and Mars are at the closest points in their orbits (Mars Opposition). It will take these missions six to nine months to reac.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

Solar system formed from "poorly mixed cake batter," isotope research shows

Earth's potassium arrived by meteoritic delivery service finds new research led by Carnegie's Nicole Nie and Da Wang. Their work, published in Science, shows that some primitive meteorites contain a different mix of potassium isotopes than those foun.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023

Scientists discover ch-TOG protein is essential for building and maintaining the cell skeleton

Researchers led by Dr. Jens Lüders at IRB Barcelona have discovered a key role played by the ch-TOG protein in the initiation of microtubule assembly during the interphase stage of the cell cycle—the phase in which cells spend most time. The cell.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 26th, 2023