<b>Scientists invent ultrafast way to manufacture perovskite solar modules</b>

Scientists invent ultrafast way to manufacture perovskite solar modules

High-speed manufacturing could advance the commercialization of perovskite modules, a green alternative to conventional solar panels made of silicon. Most solar cells today are made with refined silicon that turns sunlight into clean electr...
<b>Astronomical instrument hunts for ancient metal</b>

Astronomical instrument hunts for ancient metal

Researchers created a new astronomical instrument that has successfully aided in estimating the abundance of metals in the early universe. The WINERED instrument allows for better observations of astronomical bodies like quasars in the early...
<b>Boron nitride destroys PFAS 'forever' chemicals PFOA, GenX</b>

Boron nitride destroys PFAS 'forever' chemicals PFOA, GenX

Rice University chemical engineers found an efficient catalyst for destroying PFAS "forever" chemicals where they least expected. "It was the control," said Rice Professor Michael Wong, referring ......
<b>Post-Lithium Technology</b>

Post-Lithium Technology

Next-generation batteries will probably see the replacement of lithium ions by more abundant and environmentally benign alkali metal or multivalent ions. A major challenge, however, is the develop ......
<b>Multiphysics Model Reveals the Impact of Buoyancy-Driven Convection in the Electrolyte</b>

Multiphysics Model Reveals the Impact of Buoyancy-Driven Convection in the Electrolyte

Hydrogen can be produced with renewable energies in a climate neutral way and could make a major contribution to the energy system of the future. One of the options is to use sunlight for electrolytic water splitting, either indirectly by co...
<b>Magnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position</b>

Magnetic microrobots use capillary forces to coax particles into position

Shown in 4x speed, a flower-shaped microrobotapproaches plastic beads, uses capillary forces to stick them to one of its petals, then releases them at the desired location by spinning in place. At microscopic scales, picking, placing, colle...
<b>The human brain's meticulous interface with the bloodstream now on a precision chip</b>

The human brain's meticulous interface with the bloodstream now on a precision chip

In the new blood-brain barrier on a chip, astrocytes (bottom) grow more naturally and function better. They interface with epithelial cells above them, and the better astrocyte health helps the rest of the culture function better, too. A sc...
<b>Advanced functional materials: variable stiffness silk fibroin for highly stretchable electron transf</b>

Advanced functional materials: variable stiffness silk fibroin for highly stretchable electron transf

In recent years the development of flexible electronic materials is very rapid the integration of flexible electronic materials devices with human body has become a research hotspot which usually requires materials with good tensile properti...
<b>Building safer medical devices with innovative protective nanoparticle coating</b>

Building safer medical devices with innovative protective nanoparticle coating

Every year, over a million people develop health care-acquired infections during their hospital stays. And around 100,000 of them die from those complications. But researchers at the University of Georgia are determined to change that, and...
<b>A New Environmentally Friendly Method for Converting Ammonia into Hydrogen</b>

A New Environmentally Friendly Method for Converting Ammonia into Hydrogen

Northwestern University researchers have developed a highly effective, environmentally friendly method for converting ammonia into hydrogen. Outlined in a recent publication in the journal Joule, the new technique is a major step forward for...