Game-Changing Photosynthetic Solar Cell Engineered

‘Artificial leaf’ converts atmospheric CO2 directly into syngas Simulated sunlight powers a solar cell that converts atmospheric carbon dioxide directly into syngas. Image: news.uic.edu Breakthrough solar cell captures CO2 and sunlight, produces burnable fuel Bill Burton, July 28, 2016: Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have engineered a potentially game-changing solar cell that…

Hot New Solar Cell

System converts solar heat into usable light, increasing device’s overall efficiency MIT researchers have demonstrated, for the first time, an STPV device that has a higher solar-to-electrical conversion efficiency compared to that of the underlying PV cell. Photo: courtesy of the researchers. David L. Chandler, MIT News Office, May 23, 2016: A team of MIT…

Americium Problem Solved

UNC-Chapel Hill cracks 50-year-old nuclear waste problem, making storage safer Americium, 95Am Researchers figure out how to remove americium from nuclear waste pools, opening the door for expanding the use of one of the cleanest and most efficient energy sources on the planet March 16, 2016: Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel…