Recent research opens door to applications such as plastic-based photovoltaic paint.

The team from the Korea Institute of Science and Technology (KIST) has developed a high-efficiency, large-area organic solution-processable solar cell – formed by coating a surface with a solar cell solution – by controlling the speed at which the solution of raw materials solidifies. Solution-processable solar cells have been demonstrated in the laboratory over small […]

Seaweed bacteria could help make laundry more eco-friendly

Scientists have extracted an enzyme made by bacteria living on seaweed to create environmentally friendly laundry detergents. The scientists, based at Newcastle University, studied how bacteria release themselves from seaweed by using the novel phosphodiesterase enzyme, which breaks down the sticky molecules naturally present on its surface. The experts then developed the enzyme’s potential for use […]

Scientists use fruit peel to turn old batteries into new

The team demonstrated their concept using orange peel, which recovered precious metals from battery waste efficiently. They then made functional batteries from these recovered metals, creating minimal non-toxic waste in the process. Credit: NTU Singapore Scientists led by Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) have developed a novel method of using fruit peel waste to […]