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Researchers develop special organic coating that can drastically improve efficiency of silicon solar cells

The arena of Photovoltaics is currently being bombarded with numerous, and indeed ambitious, research activities, all of which strive to enhance the efficiency of available technologies. Previously, we talked about perovskite solar cells, whose low manufacturing cost and high power conversion efficiency can easily rival that of the commercially available varieties. This time around, a…




Robo-AO system: World’s first robotic telescope targets ten-times faster than current devices

The incredible predicament pertaining to advanced telescopic systems around the world doesn't actually involve the astronomical distances of the numerous celestial objects. The problem is rather related to earth's very own atmospheric layer that obstructs the path of perception from many telescopes. There are some solutions like the AO (Adaptive Optics) technology that helps in…



LadyBird – An autonomous, solar powered ‘robotic farmer’?!

It is not often that sylvan agriculture and scientific robots are mentioned in the very same sentence. Well, some resourceful researchers at the University of Sydney have made a rare achievement that allows this literary antithesis - by virtue of the so-named LadyBird, a solar powered robotic mechanism that can aid in the process of growing…


The 10 oldest continuously inhabited cities in Eurasia

History has been witness to both - great settlements that have fallen due to the slightest of chances and magnificent urban centers that have emerged against all odds. In spite of such seemingly capricious endeavors, there are some extraordinary precedents of cities around the world that have seemingly stood the proverbial test of time. (more…)