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Semi-Artificial Photosynthesis Uses Sunlight To Produce Clean And Renewable Fuel

Researchers used semi-artificial photosynthesis to produce and store solar energy. What makes the method better compared with purely artificial photosynthesis techniques when it comes to generating renewable energy?

Energy September 4, 2018

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

German Scientists Test 'World's Largest Artificial Sun,' Hoping To Make Hydrogen And Climate-Friendly Fuel

Scientists at the German Aerospace Center flipped the switch on the 'world's largest artificial sun,' called the 'Synlight' experiment. Synlight heralds a new era of experiments to produce climate-friendly fuel.

Energy March 23, 2017

Solar-Powered Artificial Leaf Can Produce Drugs For Sick Astronauts In Mars

Access to life-saving drugs is crucial for astronauts who will be sent for manned mission to Mars. An artificial leaf powered by sunlight may serve as a mini-factory of medicines on the red planet.

Space December 22, 2016

Artificial Leaf Can Act As Mini-Factory Of Drugs Anywhere There Is Sunlight

An artificial leaf powered by sunlight copies nature's ability to produce food through photosynthesis. The device can be used to produce drug compounds in remote places such as planet Mars.

Energy December 21, 2016

More Time Outdoors Early In Life May Prevent Nearsightedness

People who spent more time outdoors when they were between the ages 14 and 29 years had reduced risk for nearsightedness. How does sunlight help ward off the condition also known as myopia?

Healthy Living/Wellness December 2, 2016

This Ultra-Thin Solar Cell Is So Flexible It Can Wrap Around A Pencil

An ultra-thin solar photovoltaic cell developed by scientists in South Korea is so flexible it can wrap around virtually any surface. What are its potential applications?

Energy June 23, 2016

Modified Microalgae Turns Sunlight Into Cheap Drug

University of Copenhagen researchers recently genetically modified microalgae to transform sunlight into microalgae compounds for medication - a potentially cheap alternative to cancer drugs and other expensive compounds today.

Energy May 23, 2016

The Human Charger: Earbuds Full Of Daylight Designed To Defeat Jet Lag

It beams white light directly to your brain.

Wearable Tech January 9, 2016

Light Sensor Helps Plants To 'See': Study

Plants versus plants. Researchers found plants wage wars against each other to compete for sunlight. Plants rely on built-in, molecular light sensors that give off warnings when blue light is low, which pushes the plant towards accelerated cell growth to beat its rivals.

Animals December 29, 2015

Genetic Tests Establish How Exposure To Sunlight Mutates Moles To Melanoma

A new study clarifies the fact that sunlight exposure can turn non-cancerous moles into malignant ones. Genetic testing provided information on genetic mutations that happen on benign skin lesions as it progresses into melanoma, one of the deadliest forms of skin cancer.

Life November 17, 2015

MIT Scientists Announce Ultraefficient Solar Cells

The new technology could make solar panels thinner, lighter, and more effective. The secret is quantum mechanics.

Energy November 6, 2015

Ray of hope: Sunshine can help fight obesity, prevent diabetes

Researchers have found that exposure to sunshine could help decrease the risk of obesity and type 2 diabetes. However, wouldn't too much exposure to sunlight cause skin cancer?

Life October 24, 2014

Is it a solar cell? Is it a battery? No, it's a solar battery!

The solar battery fuses the ability of solar cells and battery saving energy and bringing down the cost of renewable energy. The hybrid device runs on light and oxygen.

Energy October 4, 2014

Sunlight controls Arctic carbon, not just bacteria: Huge change in climate thinking

New research suggests that the sun's light can convert organic carbon from Arctic permafrost into carbon dioxide faster than bacteria. The find sheds new light on how greenhouse gases form.

Earth/Environment August 22, 2014

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