The Paints that Eat Pollutants and Heat Homes
Speaking to the European Commission's Horizon Magazine, Professor Dmitry Shchukin explains how thermo-regulating paint can absorb and release heat inside brick buildings to save energy and reduce CO2 emissions.
Solar Panels Capture More Sunlight with the Chemical that Makes Chilis Spicy
Writing for The Conversation, Dr Jon Major explains why capsaicin, the chemical that gives chili peppers their spicy sting, also improves perovskite solar cells – the devices that make up solar panels.
Deep Sea Mining Could Help Develop Mass Solar Energy – is it Worth the Risk?
Writing for The Conversation, Dr Jon Major discusses the impact of mining operations in the search for materials for solar energy that are found at the bottom of the sea, in an undisturbed part of the ocean.