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27-year-old marine engineer lives like a 'vampire' — Find out why!

27-year-old marine engineer lives like a 'vampire' — Find out why!

Sam Phelps suffers from a rare incurable condition, known as erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP), that causes his skin to burn when exposed to UV light.

Bask in the sunlight to energise your immune cells

Bask in the sunlight to energise your immune cells

While production of vitamin D requires ultra violet (UV) light -- known to promote skin cancer and melanoma, the low levels of blue light found in the sun's rays is safer and helps makes T cells move faster.

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

Efficient use of sunlight can better crop yields

They say the findings observed in tobacco plants could potentially be used to increase the yield of food crops like wheat and rice.

Now clean your dirty clothes with sunlight

Now clean your dirty clothes with sunlight

They have become successful in devising a a low-cost, efficient way to grow nanostructures on textiles that can degrade organic matter when exposed to light.

Daylight-saving time concept: Why it benefits some people!

Daylight-saving time concept: Why it benefits some people!

An extra hour of daylight also means more time to spend money.

Device for solar-powered water purification in the offing

An Indian-origin scientist in US has designed a device that can sanitise dirty water merely by absorbing sunlight, an advance that could be a global game-changer in the potable water crisis.

Tweaking solar cell can double its efficiency

Doubling the amount of sunlight that a solar cell converts into electricity may be possible just by tweaking its tiny parts.

‘More durable and less expensive’ solar cell

Scientists have developed highly efficient electrolyte system for solar cells that can convert sunlight into electricity and retain it for longer period.

Soon, solar sheets that turn 95% of sunlight into electricity

Patrick Pinhero and his team developed a thin sheet of small antennas which can harvest the heat and convert it into usable electricity.

‘Green’ cars that could run on CO2 and sunlight

A team is working on creating building blocks for synthetic liquid fuels to reduce CO2 emissions.

Scientists use sunlight and water to make hydrogen tirelessly

Scientists have come up with a new technique that can use sunlight and water to make hydrogen tirelessly.