Researchers at the Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory and Mons have investigated a process in which the initial photonic electronic excitation can split into a pair of half-energy excitations. The phenomenon can happen in certain organic molecules when the quantum mechanical effect of electron spin sets the initial spin ‘singlet’ state to be double the energy of […]

Leave it to the wizards at MIT for amazing innovation.  MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses. Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to […]

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania and Drexel University have experimentally demonstrated a new model for photovoltaic solar cell construction with perovskite crystals.  The new idea may ultimately make photovoltaic cells less expensive, easier to manufacture and more efficient at harvesting energy from the sun. The study was led by professor Andrew M. Rappe and […]

Scientists at Duke University’s Pratt School of Engineering have designed a power-harvesting device with efficiency similar to that of very best solar panels using inexpensive materials configured and tuned to capture microwave signals. For now the device wirelessly converts the microwave signal to direct current voltage capable of recharging a cell phone battery or other […]

Professor Mary Scholes and Dr Bob Scholes who have published a paper in the journal Science, which describes how the productivity of many lands has been dramatically reduced as a result of soil erosion, accumulation of salinity, and nutrient depletion. It’s not a crystal ball thing; great civilizations have fallen because they failed to prevent […]

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