Printed/flexible sensors offer multiple benefits relative to their more established rigid counterparts, including lower weight, flexibility/conformality, and potentially lower manufacturing costs since printing facilitates high-throughput continuous production methods.
The European Space Agency (ESA) is using microgravity conditions to experiment with "one of the most promising fuels of the future," metal fuels, the agency says in a statement. Space conditions are just right for helping the ESA team to refine the processes needed to efficiently burn solid fuels such as iron powder.
2020 is behind us. Welcome to a year of recovery. While we stayed home for most of last year to minimize the risk of contagion, technology — personal, systemic, and institutional — helped us emerge from the Covid-19 crisis in ways that were big and small, obvious and surprising.
Revolutionary perovskite solar technology has set a new world record for the amount of the sun’s energy that can be converted into electricity by a single solar cell. The ground-breaking cell produced by Oxford PV has been independently proven to convert 29.52% of solar energy into electricity.