Biotecnología

Biotecnología

Highly efficient and stable double layer solar cell developed
07/04/2020 - A research team has developed a new type of solar cell that can both withstand environmental hazards and is 26.7% efficient in power conversion.
Longer lives not dependent on increased energy use
07/04/2020 - Growing consumption of energy and fossil fuels over four decades did not play a significant role in increasing life expectancy across 70 countries. New research has quantified the importance of...
Photosynthetic proteins developed for expanded solar energy conversion
07/04/2020 - A team of scientists has developed a new photosynthetic protein system enabling an enhanced and more sustainable approach to solar-powered technological devices. The initiative is part of a broader...
Concrete solutions that lower both emissions and air pollution
07/04/2020 - Some common strategies to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions of concrete production could have unintended consequences for local air pollution and related health damages, according to a new study.
Electric cars better for climate in 95% of the world
07/04/2020 - Fears that electric cars could actually increase carbon emissions are unfounded in almost all parts of the world, new research shows.
Artificial intelligence can help some businesses but may not work for others
02/04/2020 - The temptation for businesses to use artificial intelligence and other technology to improve performance, drive down labor costs, and better the bottom line is understandable. But before pursuing...
What are you looking at? 'Virtual' communication in the age of social distancing
02/04/2020 - When discussions occur face-to-face, people know where their conversational partner is looking and vice versa. With ''virtual'' communication due to COVID-19 and the expansive use...
The physics that drives periodic economic downturns
02/04/2020 - A professor says that the way spilled milk spreads across the floor can explain why economic downturns regularly occur. Because the economic prosperity derived from new ideas or inventions follows...
Health forums: Style of language influences credibility and trust
02/04/2020 - Informations on health topics in Internet forums are often so complex that laypersons are barely able to form considered judgements on the advice. One criterion which users apply instead in...
Ultrathin organic solar cell is both efficient and durable
25/03/2020 - Scientists have succeeded in creating an ultrathin organic solar cell that is both highly efficient and durable. Using a simple post-annealing process, they created a flexible organic cell that...
Water splitting advance holds promise for affordable renewable energy
25/03/2020 - A team has developed a less expensive water electrolysis system that works under alkaline conditions but still produces hydrogen at comparable rates to the currently used system that works under...
Layered solar cell technology boosts efficiency, affordability
25/03/2020 - Researchers have created a low-cost solar cell with one of the highest power-conversion efficiencies to date, by layering cells and using a unique combination of elements.
Light to electricity: New multi-material solar cells set new efficiency standard
25/03/2020 - Researchers have overcome a key obstacle in combining the emerging solar-harvesting technology of perovskites with the commercial gold standard -- silicon solar cells. The result is a highly...
Exciting tweaks for organic solar cells
25/03/2020 - A molecular tweak has improved organic solar cell performance, bringing us closer to cheaper, efficient, and more easily manufactured photovoltaics. The new design approach targets the molecular...
New method converts carbon dioxide to methane at low temperatures
25/03/2020 - Scientists developed a new method to convert carbon dioxide to methane with an electric field at low temperatures. In comparison to previous methods, this new method can produce any amount of methane...
Eco-friendly biodiesel from palm oil?
25/03/2020 - Vegetable oil biofuels are increasingly used as an alternative to fossil fuels despite the growing controversy regarding their sustainability. In a study, researchers investigated the effect of...
Sorry, Einstein: Hard workers may make better role models than geniuses
25/03/2020 - Role models are important for aspiring scientists, but new research suggests that scientists who are known for their hard work -- like Thomas Edison -- are more motivating than scientists who are...
Motley crew: Rust and light a possible answer to the conundrum of hydrogen fuel production
25/03/2020 - Production of hydrogen fuel is a key goal towards the development of sustainable energy practices, but this process does not have feasible techniques yet. Scientists have identified a novel technique...
Collaborating with a team of rivals can resolve conflict -- and advance science
25/03/2020 - Five social scientists holed up in an Amsterdam hotel for a week with the goal of reaching a scientific consensus on how people form stereotypes. They emerged with a joint theory paper.
Perovskite solar cells made with peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives, preventing lead leakage
25/03/2020 - Engineers have developed eco-friendly-solvent processable hole transport polymers by using peppermint oil and walnut aroma food additives and the polymer can prevent lead leakage.
The case for economics -- by the numbers
25/03/2020 - In recent years, criticism has been levelled at economics for being insular and unconcerned about real-world problems. But a new study finds that the field increasingly overlaps with the work of...