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December 2021
Scientists Find Ways to Help Perovskite Solar Cell

Fig. 1. Degradation of the perovskite material with moisture.

A team led by Prof. HU Linhua at the Hefei Institutes of Physical Science of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) has recently developed a type of self-healing perovskite solar cell by functional combination of polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP). Related results were published in Journal of Energy Chemistry. These solar cel
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12/31/2021
NYPA Deploys Grid-enhancing Technology to Optimize Transmission Capacity
The New York Power Authority (NYPA), the country’s largest state-owned public power organization, announced that it will deploy grid enhancing technology to help unlock additional transmission capacity to enable more renewable energy to reach the grid. The non-contact LiDAR (light detection and ranging) sensors wi
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12/21/2021
STMicroelectronics Throws Down With REV Robotics'
STMicroelectronics announced it is contributing multiple STM32 microcontrollers (MCUs) to the “Switchback” battlebot. The 250-pound battlebot, which uses a dual-motor drum spinner mounted on a fully-ambidextrous arm, is designed for durability and serviceability – as well as to win robot battles by
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12/21/2021
The World's First 100% Electric and Autonomous E-Container Ship
The Yara Birkeland, the world's first autonomous and fully electric container ship, will soon commence commercial operations while beginning a two-year test period, prior to entering full autonomous operation on a route off the coast of Norway. It is fully powered by a Leclanché high-energy lithium-ion bat
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12/09/2021
Vayyar's Fall Detection Tech Compatible w/ Amazon Alexa Together Service
Vayyar Imaging, the Israeli supplier of 4D imaging radar-based solutions, has teamed up with Amazon to make Vayyar Care, Vayyar’s touchless fall detection solution, compatible with the new Alexa Together service from Amazon, launching today.  Wall-mounted sensors use point cloud imaging techno
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12/07/2021
Researchers on Avoiding Blackouts w/ Clean, Renewable Energy

Graphs showing timeline of energy sources for meeting all U.S. energy needs with wind, water and solar (WWS) power sources. The graph on left shows mix for 80% WWS by 2030 and 100% by 2035. The graph on right shows mix for is 80% by 2030 and 100% by 2050. The 2050 end points in both cases are cases examined in the study.

For some, visions of a future powered by clean, renewable energy are clouded by fears of blackouts driven by intermittent electricity supplies. Those fears are misplaced, according to a new Stanford University study that analyzes grid stability under multiple scenarios in which wind, water and solar en
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12/07/2021
Development of a Transparent and Flexible Ultra-Thin Memory Device

(a-c) hBN transfer to the ITO/PET substrate (d) hBN/ITO/PET substrate; (e) formation of QDs monolayer using a spin-coating technique; (f-g) hBN transfer to the QD/hBN/ITO/PET substrate (h) Au electrode deposition on hBN/QD/hBN/ITO/PET by using a thermal evaporation process; (i) photographs of the device.

A two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterial-based flexible memory device is a critical element in the next-generation wearable market because it plays a crucial role in data storage, processing, and communication. An ultra-thin memory device materialized with a 2D nanomaterial of several nanometers (nm) can significantly in
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12/07/2021
Polished Pipes for World's Largest Solar Park
In 2020, renewable generating capacity grew by 261 gigawatt hours, up 10.3 %, according to a new study by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA), Solar energy continues to lead this expansion with growth of 127 GW, up 22 %. BUTTING plays its part with its products in this development and currently pr
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12/02/2021
Stanford Engineers Create Perching Bird-Like Robot

The grasping robot that Stanford engineers developed based on studies of birds.

Like snowflakes, no two branches are alike. They can differ in size, shape and texture; some might be wet or moss-covered or bursting with offshoots. And yet birds can land on just about any of them. This ability was of great interest to the labs of Stanford University engineers Mark Cutkosky and David Le
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12/01/2021
Machine Learning Helps Mathematicians Make new Connections

The University of Oxford

For the first time, mathematicians have partnered with artificial intelligence to suggest and prove new mathematical theorems. The work was done in a collaboration between the University of Oxford, the University of Sydney in Australia and DeepMind, Google's artificial intelligence sister company. While computers
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12/01/2021
Researchers Propose Method to Increase Charge of Supercapacitors

Growth of polarizability or permanent dipole moment of cations leads to considerable growth of differential capacitance

Researchers from HSE MIEM and the Institute of Non-Classical Chemistry in Leipzig have proposed a new theoretical model of supercapacitors that takes into account the properties of a cation, which considerably impacts the electric differential capacitance of supercapacitors. This is the first publication of
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Date:
12/01/2021
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