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Ikea curtains break down pollutants, highlight interest in fabric purifiers

Can you use textiles to clean the air? Take sunlight. Add a film coating to fabric. And you get curtains that destroy pollutants and purify the air inside your home. The recipe is being touted by Ikea. Along with bunk beds ...

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Expanding the use of silicon in batteries, by preventing electrodes from expanding

The latest lithium-ion batteries on the market are likely to extend the charge-to-charge life of phones and electric cars by as much as 40 percent. This leap forward, which comes after more than a decade of incremental improvements, ...

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Wave device could deliver clean energy to thousands of homes

A wave energy technology is being developed that could help generate low-cost electricity for thousands of houses.

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Researchers develop flags that generate energy from wind and sun

Scientists have created flags that can generate electrical energy using wind and solar power.

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What does it take to make a better battery?

Cambridge researchers are working to solve one of technology's biggest puzzles: how to build next-generation batteries that could power a green revolution.

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Researchers chart path to cheaper flexible solar cells

There's a lot to like about perovskite-based solar cells. They are simple and cheap to produce, offer flexibility that could unlock a wide new range of installation methods and places, and in recent years have reached energy ...

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Optimizing solar farms with smart drones

As the solar industry has grown, so have some of its inefficiencies. Smart entrepreneurs see those inefficiencies as business opportunities and try to create solutions around them. Such is the nature of a maturing industry.