A sunny outlook for solar

New research demonstrates great promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving the efficiencies of solar cells. Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have already demonstrated very high photovoltaic efficiencies of greater than…

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Shedding light on mysterious jellyfish diets

Jellyfish have voracious appetites, and they aren’t considered the most selective eaters. Almost anything that gets stuck to their tentacles winds up in the gelatinous sack that they use to…

Insect mortality on tropical islands

Bayreuth researchers investigate consequences of urbanisation and tourism. Tourism and urban settlement are directly linked to a massive decline in insect species on oceanic islands. Scientists from the University of…

Nuclei on the move for muscle self-repair

Muscle is known to regenerate through a complex process that involves several steps and depends on stem cells. Now, a new study led by researchers at the Instituto de Medicina…

Fast flows prevent buildup of impurities on the edge of tokamak plasmas

New measurements show that fast flows in a tokamak plasma help remove and prevent impurities. The Science Impurities in the plasmas in fusion tokamaks can reduce performance. These impurities are…

Delta and Delta Plus evade the antibody response

Cell culture studies show increased lung cell entry of the SARS-CoV-2 variants Delta and Delta Plus and reduced inhibition by antibodies. The emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants that can spread…

How do ice giants maintain their magnetic fields?

Probing the structures and properties of superionic ice. A layer of “hot,” electrically conductive ice could be responsible for generating the magnetic fields of ice giant planets like Uranus and…

A rapid mechanism for muscle self-repair independent of stem cells

A new study led by Spanish researchers describes a new mechanism for muscle repair after physiological damage relying on the rearrangement of muscle fibre nuclei, and independently of muscle stem…

Tiny package, greater depth

A plenoptic high-speed camera designed by Fraunhofer researchers. Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have joined forces with TecVenture, Optrontec Inc., and KAIST to create a high-speed camera fitted with a unique…

New theories and materials aid the transition to clean energy

With each passing day, the dark side of our addiction to fossil fuels becomes more apparent. In addition to slashing emissions of carbon dioxide, society must find sustainable alternatives to…

A sunny outlook for solar

New research demonstrates great promise of all-inorganic perovskite solar cells for improving the efficiencies of solar cells. Hybrid organic-inorganic perovskites have already demonstrated very high photovoltaic efficiencies of greater than…

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Physics and Astronomy

How do ice giants maintain their magnetic fields?

Probing the structures and properties of superionic ice. A layer of “hot,” electrically conductive ice could be responsible for generating the magnetic fields of ice giant planets like Uranus and…

Direct photons offer glimpse of gluons’ dynamic motion

PHENIX data validate approach for future studies of proton spin and structure. Scientists seeking to explore the teeming microcosm of quarks and gluons inside protons and neutrons report new data delivered by…

A crystal ball into our solar system’s future

Giant gas planet orbiting a dead star gives glimpse into the predicted aftermath of our sun’s demise. Astronomers have discovered the very first confirmed planetary system that resembles the expected…

Life Sciences and Chemistry

Nuclei on the move for muscle self-repair

Muscle is known to regenerate through a complex process that involves several steps and depends on stem cells. Now, a new study led by researchers at the Instituto de Medicina…

Delta and Delta Plus evade the antibody response

Cell culture studies show increased lung cell entry of the SARS-CoV-2 variants Delta and Delta Plus and reduced inhibition by antibodies. The emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants that can spread…

A rapid mechanism for muscle self-repair independent of stem cells

A new study led by Spanish researchers describes a new mechanism for muscle repair after physiological damage relying on the rearrangement of muscle fibre nuclei, and independently of muscle stem…

Agricultural and Forestry Science

Aptasensors helpful in detection of mycotoxins

A publication saw light in Chemosensors. Mycotoxins are secondary metabolites of fungi that contaminate agriculture products. Their release in the environment can cause severe damage to human health. Aptasensors are…

New model tracks carbon in agroecosystems

Solution Sets the Bar for Quantifying Carbon Budget and Credit. Carbon is everywhere. It’s in the atmosphere, in the oceans, in the soil, in our food, in our bodies. As…

Tracking future forest fires with AI

As temperatures rise, the risk of devastating forest fires is increasing. Researchers at the Technical University of Munich (TUM) are using artificial intelligence to estimate the long-term impact that an…

Information Technology

Tiny package, greater depth

A plenoptic high-speed camera designed by Fraunhofer researchers. Researchers at Fraunhofer IZM have joined forces with TecVenture, Optrontec Inc., and KAIST to create a high-speed camera fitted with a unique…

Newly available GPS data helps scientists better understand ionosphere

New information could help improve the reliability of communications. A new data source to help scientists better understand the ionosphere and its potential impact on communications and positioning, navigation, and…

Using data science to combat poverty

In January 2021, Empa and BASE (Basel Agency for Sustainable Energy) were among the winners of the prestigious Inclusive Growth and Recovery Challenge by data.org, a platform for partnerships committed…

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