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Thursday 17 August 2017
17 August 2017 - NEWS UPDATE
Research

Synthesising nanocrystals to harvest solar energy

One reason that solar energy has not been widely adopted is because light absorbing materials are not durable. Materials that harvest solar radiation for energy often overheat or degrade over time; this reduces their viability to compete with other renewable energy sources like wind or hydroelectric generators. A new video protocol addresses these issues by presenting a synthesis of two inorganic nanocrystals, each of which is more durable than their organic counterparts.

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Extreme floods and drought forecast for South Pacific

South Pacific countries will experience more extreme floods and droughts because of increasing greenhouse gas emissions, a report predicts.