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Clean Energy
Human Hair Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Efficient
Perovskite Solar Cells
Clean Energy
Human Hair Makes Perovskite Solar Cells More Efficient
Perovskite solar cells featuring a layer of carbon nanodots made from human hair were more efficient and stable than those without the dots.
April 14, 2021

Perovskite solar cells featuring a layer of carbon nanodots made from human hair were more efficient and stable than those without the dots.

Clean Energy
Artificial Photosynthesis Machine Improves Itself Over Time
artificial photosynthesis
Clean Energy
Artificial Photosynthesis Machine Improves Itself Over Time
An artificial photosynthesis device that gets more efficient with time could finally allow us to harness solar energy for uses beyond electricity.
April 11, 2021

An artificial photosynthesis device that gets more efficient with time could finally allow us to harness solar energy for uses beyond electricity.

Clean Energy
An Explosive Lake Becomes A Source of Power
lake kivu
Clean Energy
An Explosive Lake Becomes A Source of Power
Lake Kivu in central Africa is on the verge of exploding. To prevent disaster, Rwanda is using the lake as a source of energy.
March 28, 2021

Lake Kivu in central Africa is on the verge of exploding. To prevent disaster, Rwanda is using the lake as a source of energy.

The Future Explored
A Battery Revolution Could Make Electric Cars a Reality for Everyone
lithium metal battery
The Future Explored
A Battery Revolution Could Make Electric Cars a Reality for Everyone
We'll need a new type of battery to make electric cars cheaper and convenient.
March 21, 2021

We'll need a new type of battery to make electric cars cheaper and convenient.

The Future Explored
Solar Panels in Space Could Beam Continuous Energy Back to Earth
space based solar power
The Future Explored
Solar Panels in Space Could Beam Continuous Energy Back to Earth
Capturing the sun's boundless light in space could revolutionize how we distribute energy around the world.
March 20, 2021

Capturing the sun's boundless light in space could revolutionize how we distribute energy around the world.

Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
solar car
Transportation
This Mass-Produced Solar Car Costs Just $25,900
The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.
March 6, 2021

The Aptera solar car is expected to hit roads in 2021, but even if it's not the next big thing in transportation, its design elements could be.

Clean Energy
A New Device Can Use Your Body Heat to Increase Battery Life
body heat battery
Clean Energy
A New Device Can Use Your Body Heat to Increase Battery Life
Researchers have developed a low-cost wearable device that can turn body heat into energy — improving battery life for your essential devices.
March 2, 2021

Researchers have developed a low-cost wearable device that can turn body heat into energy — improving battery life for your essential devices.

Clean Energy
Fuel Tests to Begin for World’s Largest Fusion Reactor
biggest fusion reactor
Clean Energy
Fuel Tests to Begin for World’s Largest Fusion Reactor
At the JET nuclear fusion reactor, scientists are testing a fuel that could power a $25 billion nuclear fusion device.
February 27, 2021

At the JET nuclear fusion reactor, scientists are testing a fuel that could power a $25 billion nuclear fusion device.

The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
green hydrogen
The Future Explored
Massive Green Hydrogen Projects Are Underway
Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.
February 21, 2021

Large-scale ventures are a big step toward testing whether we can create a marketplace for green hydrogen in a way that makes economic sense.