Porous silicon manufactured in a bottom up procedure using solar energy can be used to generate hydrogen from water, according to a team of Penn State mechanical engineers, who also see applications for batteries, biosensors and optical electronics as outlets for this new material.
Scientists on NASA's asteroid sample return mission, OSIRIS-REx, have been able to measure the orbit of their target asteroid so precisely that they can see the effects of sunlight on its motion.
A novel design might be the next big breakthrough in the pursuit of hydrogen from clean sources.
Doing the laundry's about to get easier. Forget the whole washing part: all we'll need to do is peg our clothes out on the line or hang them over the balcony railing.
Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have successfully demonstrated a biohybrid photoconversion system that can convert visible light into hydrogen fuel.
CalTech researchers have designed a prototype reactor capable of transforming sunlight into liquid fuel.
Thin film solar continues to rapidly increase its efficiency level in converting sunlight to power.
MIT rsearchers have created tiny solar cells that can repair themselves after damage from the sunlight they're designed to process.