NREL-Led Breakthrough Pushes Perovskite Solar Cell to Greater Stability & Efficiency

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Fri, 02 Sep 2022 08:01:48 +0000

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) made a technological breakthrough and constructed a perovskite solar cell with the dual benefits of being both highly efficient and highly stable. The work was done in collaboration with scientists from the University of Toledo, the University of Colorado–Boulder, and the University […]

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Can Meteorological Models Correctly Characterize Daily Cycles in Wind Generation?

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 03 Aug 2022 11:50:20 +0000

In the United States, the towers of new wind plants often measure greater than 90 meters in height and the rotors themselves can extend another ~60 meters up. The tremendous height of these structures means that wind speeds far above the surface can impact wind generation. The ability to accurately characterize wind speeds at these […]

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These Energy-Packed Batteries Work Well in Extreme Cold & Heat

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 06 Jul 2022 05:00:05 +0000

Engineers at the University of California–San Diego have developed lithium-ion batteries that perform well at freezing cold and scorching hot temperatures, while packing a lot of energy. The researchers accomplished this feat by developing an electrolyte that is not only versatile and robust throughout a wide temperature range, but also compatible with a high energy […]

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New Ultrathin Capacitor Could Enable Energy-Efficient Microchips

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sat, 25 Jun 2022 12:10:13 +0000

Scientists turn century-old material into a thin film for next-gen memory and logic devices The silicon-based computer chips that power our modern devices require vast amounts of energy to operate. Despite ever-improving computing efficiency, information technology is projected to consume around 25% of all primary energy produced by 2030. Researchers in the microelectronics and materials sciences […]

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UCI Researchers: Autonomous Vehicles Can Be Tricked Into Dangerous Driving Behavior

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sun, 29 May 2022 18:23:28 +0000

Ordinary objects alongside the road can cause a car or truck to halt abruptly Republished from UCI News When a driverless car is in motion, one faulty decision by its collision-avoidance system can lead to disaster, but researchers at the University of California, Irvine have identified another possible risk: Autonomous vehicles can be tricked into an […]

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International Agricultural Trade Emissions Rising

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 10 May 2022 14:13:23 +0000

UCI-led study shows the global shift of land-use greenhouse gas emissions Earth system scientists at the University of California, Irvine and other institutions have drawn the clearest line yet connecting consumers of agricultural produce in wealthier countries in Asia, Europe and North America with a growth in greenhouse gas emissions in less-developed nations, mostly in […]

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Study Shows Coal Kills People. Imagine That!

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 07 Jan 2020 15:33:04 +0000

pollution from coal plantsOver the past decade, hundreds of coal-fired generating plants have been shut down all across America, many of them replaced by facilities that burn natural gas instead. A new study explores the relationship between coal plant emissions and human mortality both nearby and downstream from those facilities

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Jones Cup: Mighty Sports beats Canada, Koreans next

Credit to Author: Tempo Online| Date: Mon, 15 Jul 2019 16:30:47 +0000

The 6-foot-4 Gray from Dominican University of California – a NCAA Division II school in the US – shot 6-of-8 from three-point territory as he led a balanced attack by the Philippines representative to the annual tournament.

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Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at Los Angeles universities

Credit to Author: Dennis Maliwanag| Date: Sat, 27 Apr 2019 02:11:55 +0000

Over 1,000 quarantined in measles scare at Los Angeles universities

More than 1,000 students and staff members at two Los Angeles universities were quarantined on campus or sent home this week in one of the most sweeping efforts yet by public health authorities to contain the spread of measles in the U.S., where cases have reached a 25-year high.

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