Alexander Kuchmizhak, a senior researcher at the Institute of Automation and Control Processes (FEB RAS), at FEFU lab. Credit: FEFU press office Titanium dioxide nanoparticles decorated by gold absorb about 96% of the solar spectrum and turn it into heat. The material can accelerate the evaporation in desalination plants up […]

Artist’s impression of an ultra-hot Jupiter exoplanet, WASP-33b. Credit: Astrobiology Center An international collaboration of astronomers led by a researcher from the Astrobiology Center and Queen’s University Belfast, and including researchers from Trinity, has detected a new chemical signature in the atmosphere of an extrasolar planet (a planet that orbits […]

This prototype device creates a warm white light without the blue hues that can cause health problems. Credit: Jakoah Brgoch To be more energy efficient, many people have replaced their incandescent lights with light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. However, those currently on the market emit a lot of blue light, which […]

Destruction of the Larsen B platform in Antarctica, images from January 31 to April 13, 2002. Credit: NASA   ANIMATION Fractures from melting and run-off will indirectly lead to sea level rise. More than a third of the Antarctic’s ice shelf area could be at risk of collapsing into the sea […]

This exoplanet, a gas giant called GJ 504b, is about 57 light-years away from Earth. Exoplanets like this may help researchers find and measure dark matter. Credit: NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center/S. Wiessinger Using exoplanets as dark matter detectors: Temperature of planets reveals new details, scientists say. In the continuing search […]

Vivien He with her earthquake early warning device in her makeshift soldering room converted from a bathroom. Credit: Vivien He A Southern California high school junior has built a low-cost seismometer device that delivers earthquake early warnings for homes and businesses. Costing less than $100 for her to make today, […]

The world will have to work out what to do with millions of disused car batteries GETTY IMAGES “The rate at which we’re growing the industry is absolutely scary,” says Paul Anderson from Birmingham University. He’s talking about the market for electric cars in Europe. By 2030, the EU hopes […]

Farm of Vertical Axis Wind Turbines. Credit: Oxford Brookes University The now-familiar sight of traditional propeller wind turbines could be replaced in the future with wind farms containing more compact and efficient vertical turbines. New research from Oxford Brookes University has found that the vertical turbine design is far more […]