Visualizing atoms of perovskite crystals

Researchers conduct the first atomic resolution study of perovskites used in next generation solar cells.

On soft ground? Tread lightly to stay fast

Soft steps and large feet can allow animals and robots to maintain high speeds on very loose soil and sand. These findings offer a new insight into how animals respond to different terrain, and how robots can learn from them.

New research puts us closer to DIY spray-on solar cell technology

A new study puts us closer to do-it-yourself spray-on solar cell technology—promising third-generation solar cells utilizing a nanocrystal ink deposition that could make traditional expensive silicon-based solar panels a thing of the past.

Offshore wind turbine construction could be putting seals’ hearing at risk

Noise from pile driving during offshore wind turbine construction could be damaging the hearing of harbour seals around the UK, researchers have found. They say more research is needed on how noise affects marine mammals’ hearing and into engineering solutions to reduce noise levels.

Research team uncovers internal temperature maximum and offers path toward safer fast-charging of lithium-ion batteries

A research team has taken an important step toward safer and faster charging of lithium-ion batteries by advancing the capability for dynamic, noninvasive internal temperature measurement.

A new green power source

To limit climate change, experts say that we need to reach carbon neutrality by the end of this century at the latest. To achieve that goal, our dependence on fossil fuels must be reversed. But what energy source will take its place? Researchers report that they just might have the answer: blue-green algae.

Two-stage power management system boosts energy-harvesting efficiency

A two-stage power management and storage system could dramatically improve the efficiency of triboelectric generators that harvest energy from irregular human motion such as walking, running or finger tapping.