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Solar cell keeps working long after the sun sets

Researchers constructed a photovoltaic cell that harvests energy from the environment during the day and night, avoiding the need for batteries altogether. The device makes use of the heat leaking from Earth back into space - energy that is on the same order of magnitude as incoming solar radiation.

Apr 5th, 2022

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Making wooden construction materials fire-resistant with an eco-friendly coating

Researchers developed a new type of coating that could limit the flammability of wood used in construction, potentially providing more time to escape fires and also curbing their spread. The environmentally friendly flame retardant could also be used for other flammable materials, such as textiles, polyurethane foam and 3D-printed parts.

Mar 22nd, 2022

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