Inexpensive catalyst uses energy from light to turn ammonia into hydrogen fuel — ScienceDaily

Rice University researchers have engineered a key light-activated nanomaterial for the hydrogen economy. Using only inexpensive raw materials, a team from Rice’s Laboratory for Nanophotonics, Syzygy Plasmonics Inc. and Princeton…

Astronomers observe intra-group light — the elusive glow between distant galaxies — ScienceDaily

An international team of astronomers have turned a new technique onto a group of galaxies and the faint light between them — known as ‘intra-group light’ — to characterise the…

Glass-like shells of diatoms help turn light into energy in dim conditions — ScienceDaily

A new study has revealed how the glass-like shells of diatoms help these microscopic organisms perform photosynthesis in dim conditions. A better understanding of how these phytoplankton harvest and interact…

Morning blue light treatment improves sleep in patients with PTSD — ScienceDaily

People with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) experienced better sleep, a reduction in the severity of PTSD symptoms and more effective treatments after exposure to blue light therapy, according to a…

Neurons made from Huntington’s disease patients’ skin cells shed light on cognitive decline — ScienceDaily

Huntington’s disease, a fatal, inherited neurodegenerative condition, is caused by a genetic error present at birth, though its symptoms often don’t begin until middle adulthood. Scientists at Washington University School…

A new study sheds light on the basic biology of frontotemporal dementia caused by a particular genetic mutation — ScienceDaily

Dementia encompasses a range of neurodegenerative conditions that lead to memory loss and cognitive deficiencies and affect some 55 million people worldwide. Yet despite its prevalence, there are few effective…

Improving light absorption in perovskite/Si tandem solar cells — ScienceDaily

A research team, affiliated with UNIST has succeeded in achieving a power conversion efficiency (PEC) of 23.50% in a perovskite-silicon tandem solar cell built with a special textured anti-reflective coating…

New approach creates metamaterials that are light, thin and flexible — ScienceDaily

Researchers have developed an automatic drawing machine that uses pens and pencils to draw metamaterials onto paper. They demonstrated the new approach by using it to make three metamaterials that…

Scientists shed light on how genetic architecture determines gene expression, tissue-specific function, and disease phenotype in blinding diseases — ScienceDaily

National Eye Institute researchers mapped the organization of human retinal cell chromatin, the fibers that package 3 billion nucleotide-long DNA molecules into compact structures that fit into chromosomes within each…

Optical foundations illuminated by quantum light — ScienceDaily

Optics, the study of light, is one of the oldest fields in physics and has never ceased to surprise researchers. Although the classical description of light as a wave phenomenon…