Full-text search Fulltext search 16 Resultate World record for tandem solar cells A Swiss research team has succeeded in increasing the efficiency of perovskite silicon tandem solar cells to over 30 percent. This is a world record. Solar cells from the printer The solar cells from the inkjet printer are ultra-thin and flexible - and should also work inside buildings. Cheap raw material for smartphones and solar cells Whether for smartphone screens or solar cells: Precious metals such as iridium or ruthenium are in high demand. Researchers from Basel have developed a cheaper and less toxic alternative. Clever cleaning of solar modules Dust accumulating on solar panels is a big problem. But washing the panels consumes large amounts of water. MIT engineers have now developed a waterless cleaning method. Paper-thin solar cell turns any surface into a power source MIT engineers have developed ultra-light fabric solar cells that can quickly and easily turn any surface into a power source. Researchers create record-breaking flexible solar cell Never before have flexible solar cells been so efficient: A team from the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology (Empa) has created a flexible thin-film solar cell with a record-breaking efficiency of 20.8 percent. Adapter makes immune cells destroy cancer An adaptor makes immune cells fight cancer cells. Such “BiTE” agents have already proven effective against blood, lung and prostate cancer, researchers report. ETH researchers produce fuel from sunlight and air Researchers at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH) have achieved a world première: They have developed a technology that produces carbon-neutral fuels using only sunlight and air. The solar refinery is already operating under real-life conditions. Rhythmical activity detected in lab-grown mini-brains In the laboratory, scientists have created miniature brains whose cells interact with each other and produce electrical activity. But just how much do the models have to do with the original? New water filter removes pathogens A research team from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL) has presented a prototype of a low-cost filter that efficiently decontaminates water using only sunlight. The device is intended to provide clean drinking water for people in regions with little electricity.