New pathway to turn sunlight into electricity

An spectroscopy experiment at University of Oregon has opened a window on how sunlight can be converted into electricity.

Sunlight transformed into electricity 'efficiently' for first time ever
Sunlight transformed into electricity 'efficiently' for first time ever

Scientists have made a breakthrough by converting sunlight into electricity for the very first time with over 40 percent efficiency.

Low-cost technology to produce clean hydrogen fuel

New York; In a thrust to “artificial leaf” technology, a team of scientists have reported a significant progress toward a stand-alone system that lends itself to large-scale, low-cost production.

6 absolute reasons why you should soak up the sun

Ritu Singh

“O, Sunlight! The most precious gold to be found on Earth.”

-Roman Payne

Solar power material converts 90 percent of light into heat

 Researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material for concentrating solar power plants that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 per cent of the sunlight it captures.

NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas
NASA's Cassini captures sunlight glinting off Titan's seas

NASA's Cassini spacecraft has recently observed sunlight glinting off of Titan's north polar seas.

Super solar material for uninterrupted power generation

Generating power without interruption may become a lot easier as researchers have developed a new nanoparticle-based material that can absorb and convert to heat more than 90 percent of the sunlight it captures.

Sunshine may control obesity, diabetes: Study

Exposure to moderate amounts of sunshine may slow the development of obesity and diabetes, a new study suggests.

Air pollution leading to swelling rivers: Study
Air pollution leading to swelling rivers: Study

 Air pollutants, known as aerosols, can lead to an increase in the amount of water flowing through many rivers in the northern hemisphere, revealed a research.

New material promises 'perfect' solar absorption

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a material that comes very close to being "ideal" for solar absorption.

Researchers develop 'near perfect' material for solar absorption

Researchers have recently developed a material that could be almost "ideal" for solar absorption.

Inexpensive solar-powered lens purifies polluted water

A university student in the US has developed an inexpensive solar lens that uses sunlight to heat and disinfect polluted water, destroying 99.9 per cent of bacteria and pathogens.

Sunlight, not bacteria, key to CO2 in Arctic

Sunlight and not bacteria is the key to triggering the production of carbon dioxide (CO2) from material released by Arctic soils, says a significant study.

How living things capture energy from the Sun decoded

A specific combination of lipids contributes to how living creatures capture sunlight and convert it into energy, a new study suggests.

Spinach may help convert sunlight into clean alternative fuel

Popeye`s favourite snack spinach, which gave the cartoon character super strength, also has the ability to convert sunlight into a clean, efficient alternative fuel.

Vitamin D deficiency increases schizophrenia risk

Individuals with Vitamin D deficiency are twice as likely to be diagnosed with schizophrenia as compared to those who have sufficient levels of the vitamin, says a study.

Internal clock drives sunflowers` daily motion

In an interesting find, scientists have revealed that sunflowers do not simply respond to sunlight, but also to an internal biological clock.

Vitamin D ups survival chances of bowel cancer patients

Bowel cancer patients with high levels of vitamin D in their blood are more likely to survive the disease, says a study.

Harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into fuel

Using waste carbon dioxide and easily obtainable machined parts, researchers have devised an efficient method for harnessing sunlight to convert carbon dioxide into a potential alternative fuel known as formic acid.

ESA considering harpooning space debris

Faced with the challenge of capturing tumbling satellites to clear key orbits, ESA is considering harpooning them.