World's largest moveable steel structure shelters sarcophagus at Chernobyl

Today marks the 31st anniversary of the catastrophic explosion at the Chernobyl Nuclear Power Plant’s Unit 4 reactor. The blast discharged 400 times the radioactivity released by the Hiroshima bomb and drove nearly 200,000 people from their homes near the plant in Ukraine. …read more

Harnessing Fiji hot springs for refrigeration

Two remote off-grid villages on the tiny Fijian island of Vanua Levu in the South Pacific are looking forward to their first reliable source of refrigeration thanks to, rather ironically, their local hot spring. …read more

A simplified fabrication process for high efficiency solar cells

A team of EPFL and CSEM researchers in Neuchâtel presents in Nature Energy a new astonishing method of creating crystalline solar cells with electrical contacts at the rear, suppressing all shadowing at the front. Thanks to the new inexpensive approach, the fabrication process is strongly simplified with efficiencies in the laboratory already surpassing 23 percent. … Read more