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New material may help convert CO2 into fuel using light

When exposed to visible light, the material, a “spongy” nickel organic crystalline structure, converted carbon dioxide (CO2) into carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which can be further turned into liquid fuels, solvents, and other useful products.

Jul 31, 2017, 19:32 PM IST

New material may double solar cell efficiency

Conventional solar cells are at most one-third efficient, a limit known to scientists as the Shockley-Queisser Limit.

Apr 09, 2017, 16:23 PM IST

Thin, low-cost material acts as air conditioner

When applied to a surface, the metamaterial film cools the object underneath by efficiently reflecting incoming solar energy back into the space while simultaneously allowing the surface to shed its own heat in the form of infrared thermal radiation.

Feb 11, 2017, 14:38 PM IST

This new material makes accessing data, writing convenient - Read

Scientists have come up with a new perovskite material with unique magnetic properties that can be used to build next-generation hard drives, making writing and accessing data on them easy.

Nov 27, 2016, 14:40 PM IST

New material could lead to ''stem cell factories''

British researchers have discovered a synthetic material that could forge the way for the creation of `stem cell factories` -- the mass production of human embryonic (pluripotent) stem cells.

Jul 23, 2015, 18:49 PM IST