Orange is the new redSat, 27 Jun 2015 08:12:38 EDT
A photoprotective mechanism in cyanobacteria is triggered by an unprecedented, large-scale movement from one location to another of the carotenoid pigment within the Orange Carotenoid Protein, researchers have discovered. Better heat exchangers using garbage bagsFri, 26 Jun 2015 13:07:16 EDT
Researchers are making better heat exchangers for industrial use using the same plastic as in garbage bags. First certified efficiency of 15% in perovskite solar cells with area of over 1 square cmThu, 25 Jun 2015 08:13:02 EDT
Researchers achieved 15% energy conversion efficiency in perovskite solar cells for the first time certified at an international public test center. Distributed technique for power 'scheduling' advances smart grid conceptWed, 24 Jun 2015 10:59:42 EDT
A new technique for 'scheduling' energy in electric grids has been developed. It moves away from centralized management by tapping into the distributed computing power of energy devices. The approach advances the smart grid concept by coordinating the energy being produced and stored by both conventional and renewable sources. Toward tiny, solar-powered sensorsTue, 23 Jun 2015 13:19:10 EDT
Scientists have developed a new power converter chip that can harvest more than 80 percent of the energy trickling into it, even at the extremely low power levels characteristic of tiny solar cells. Previous experimental ultralow-power converters had efficiencies of only 40 or 50 percent.