Graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft

The wonder material graphene may be used to build fuel-free spacecraft that runs on just sunlight, researchers say.

Danish student in sun harvest breakthrough

A student from the University of Copenhagen has researched his way to a breakthrough that may prove pivotal for technologies trying to capture the energy of the sun and saving it for a rainy day.

Catch some sun to lower pancreatic cancer risk

Low levels of vitamin D could raise risk of pancreatic cancer as the rates of the disease are the highest in countries with the least amount of sunlight, says a study.

Artificial photosynthesis method turns waste CO2 into fuels

In a breakthrough in artificial photosynthesis, researchers have developed a new system that uses sunlight to convert waste carbon dioxide into valuable chemical products such as biodegradable plastics, pharmaceuticals, and even liquid fuels.

Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call
Scientists try to contact Rosetta's Philae lander to give it a wake-up call

The European Space Agency (ESA) on Thursday put an effort to re-establish contact with its robotic probe 'Philae lander' that perched on comet 67P/Churyumov-Gerasimenko in November 2014.

Strange comet flies past the Sun
Strange comet flies past the Sun

NASA's Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) along with the European Space Agency (ESA) have captured an unusual comet that skimmed past the Sun Feb 18-21.

Sunbathers take heed: Skin damage continues hours after exposure

Here`s a warning to sunbathers everywhere. Scientists have found that the skin damage caused by UV rays does not stop once you get out of the sun.

New tech uses sunlight to purify water
New tech uses sunlight to purify water

 A new Japanese technology that uses sunlight and photocatalysts to turn polluted water into safe drinking water is being tested in India.

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.