Tag: sunlight

Exoplanet

Scientists Find Type of Exoplanet With Ingredients for Life

The amount and type of light reaching a planet from its host star affect the chemical conditions present on its surface, which is critical to life development. As of now, between the Kepler mission and...
Smart windows in use

Smart Windows Are Becoming More than Just a Power Source

Scientists have combined three functions into one smart window design: light transmission, solar radiation to heat conversion, and sterility. As essential architectural elements, windows are traditionally accused of compromising the energy performance of buildings. Windows cause...
synthetic circuits

Synthetic Circuits Powered by Photosynthesis and Quantum Coherence

Mimicking natural photosynthetic structures, researchers have built synthetic circuits that can be used for super-efficient, light-harvesting systems. A key mechanism for all life, whether directly or indirectly, is photosynthesis. This refers to the process of...

Cool Roofs Would Save Los Angeles 83 Million Gallons of Water per day

As a product of their energy and temperature saving advantages, cool roofing also has water-saving properties according to new research. In warm climates, especially during summertime, you may have noticed that light-colored clothes keep you...