Caffeine gives solar cells an energy boost — ScienceDaily

Scientists from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) and Solargiga Energy in China have discovered that caffeine can help make a promising alternative to traditional solar cells more efficient...

Record solar hydrogen production with concentrated sunlight — ScienceDaily

Hydrogen will play a key role in reducing our dependence on fossil fuels. It can be sustainably produced by using solar energy to split water molecules. The resulting clean energy...

Long-haul trucks with electric motors combined with gas-alcohol engines could slash pollution levels and...

Heavy-duty trucks, such as the 18-wheelers that transport many of the world's goods from farm or factory to market, are virtually all powered by diesel engines. They account for a...

New method for synthesizing the epoxides found in plastics, textiles, and pharmaceuticals — ScienceDaily

The biggest source of global energy consumption is the industrial manufacturing of products such as plastics, iron, and steel. Not only does manufacturing these materials require huge amounts of energy,...

During periods of increased solar irradiance, the trade winds weaken and the Walker circulation...

An international team of researchers from United Kingdom, Denmark, and Germany has found robust evidence for signatures of the 11-year sunspot cycle in the tropical Pacific. They analyzed historical time...

Research lays out thorny challenges facing renewable sector — ScienceDaily

Over the past decade, wind power production in the U.S. has tripled, becoming the largest source of renewable energy in the country, the American Wind Energy Association has reported. There...

Solar-powered moisture harvester collects and cleans water from air — ScienceDaily

Access to clean water remains one of the biggest challenges facing humankind. A breakthrough by engineers at The University of Texas at Austin may offer a new solution through solar-powered...

Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater — ScienceDaily

Stanford researchers have devised a way to generate hydrogen fuel using solar power, electrodes and saltwater from San Francisco Bay. The findings, published March 18 in Proceedings of the National Academy...

Commercial hybrid-electric aircraft, reduced carbon emissions — ScienceDaily

Although we're still a long way from commercial airplanes powered by a combination of fossil fuel and batteries, a recent feasibility study at the University of Illinois explored fuel/battery configurations...

Jet fuels made from plants could be cost competitive with conventional fossil fuels —...

With an estimated daily fuel demand of more than 5 million barrels per day, the global aviation sector is incredibly energy-intensive and almost entirely reliant on petroleum-based fuels. Unlike other...

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