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Environment-friendly compound shows promise for solar cell use

A team of engineers, material scientists, and physicists demonstrated how a new material - a lead-free chalcogenide perovskite - that hadn't previously been considered for use in solar cells could provide a safer and more effective option than others that are commonly considered.

Apr 24th, 2020

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A unique heat storage technology gathers steam

Many processes that generate electricity also produce heat, a potent energy resource that often goes untapped everywhere from factories to vehicles to power plants. An innovative system currently being developed can quickly store heat and release it for use when needed, surpassing conventional storage options in both flexibility and efficiency.

Apr 8th, 2020

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Upcycling scrap rubber tyres to aerogels

Researchers achieved a major technological breakthrough by converting waste rubber tyres into super-light aerogels that have a wide range of applications. This is the first time that aerogels are made from waste rubber tyres.

Mar 18th, 2020

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'Wood' you like to recycle concrete?

Researchers have developed a new procedure for recycling concrete with the addition of discarded wood. They found that the correct proportion of inputs can yield a new building material with a bending strength superior to that of the original concrete.

Feb 20th, 2020

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