Research published in 2014 first showed the cooling capabilities of the optical surface on its own.
Using the compound eye as a model, the researchers created a compound solar cell consisting of a vast honeycomb of perovskite microcells, each encapsulated in a hexagon-shaped scaffold just 0.02 inches (500 microns) wide.
Most cars and trucks in the United States run on a blend of 90 percent gasoline and 10 percent ethanol, a renewable fuel made primarily from fermented corn.
In addition to advancing the wireless charging of vehicles and personal devices like cellphones, our new technology may untether robotics in manufacturing, which also are on the move.
The researchers analyzed and described the current state of China’s solar industry, debunking several myths that are prevalent in Western countries.
Scientists have spent decades searching for a safe alternative to the flammable liquid electrolytes used in lithium-ion batteries.