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Electronics & Semiconductors

Reviewing recent efforts to improve the reversibility of zinc anodes in rechargeable batteries

Rechargeable zinc metal batteries (RZMBs) could be a viable alternative to lithium ion batteries, which are currently used to power many types of electronic devices, as well as electric vehicles. Recent studies suggest that ...

Energy & Green Tech

Transition to renewables will change when security of supply risk occurs

The risk of blackouts is usually highest on very cold and sunny winter days when power demand for heating soars. However, this will change as the share of renewables in the electricity system increases, a new study by the ...

Energy & Green Tech

Hitachi scraps plan for UK nuclear plant

Japan's Hitachi on Wednesday scrapped its multi-billion-pound nuclear plant project in Wales in face of the deteriorating investment environment, in a blow to Britain's atomic energy programme.

Engineering

Analytical model helps researchers fine-tune battery performance

A simpler and more efficient way to predict performance will lead to better batteries, according to Rice University engineers.

Energy & Green Tech

How to harness the power of biosolids to make hydrogen

Researchers have used biosolids to produce hydrogen from wastewater, in new technology that supports the comprehensive recycling of one of humanity's unlimited resources—sewage.

Electronics & Semiconductors

Tandem devices feel the heat

Understanding how solar cell operation changes as it moves from the lab into the real world is essential for optimizing their design prior to mass production. KAUST researchers show how perovskite/silicon tandem solar cells ...

Energy & Green Tech

Has global oil demand hit peak? BP says it's possible

Global oil demand might have already peaked and will likely not stop falling for the next 30 years, hit by virus fallout and moves towards greener energy, Britain's BP predicted Monday.