A new kind of solar cell is coming: is it the future of green energy?
Firms commercializing perovskite–silicon ‘tandem’ photovoltaics say that the panels will be more efficient and could lead to cheaper electricity.
DeepMind AI accurately forecasts weather — on a desktop computer
The machine-learning model takes less than a minute to predict future weather worldwide more precisely than other approaches.
Strange blobs in Earth’s mantle are relics of a massive collision
Impact with a body called Theia 4.5 billion years ago left remnants deep inside Earth — and also created the Moon.
Anti-ageing molecule boosts fertility in ageing mice
‘Undeniably groundbreaking’ work shows that declining egg quality in older mice can be reversed with a dietary supplement.
Huge new satellite outshines nearly every star in the sky
At times, the enormous telecommunications spacecraft is brighter than some of the most iconic stars visible from Earth.
This insect-sized robot can carry 22 times its own weight
The four-legged miniature machine is powered by tiny explosions.
Rare oxygen isotope detected at last — and it defies expectations
Oxygen-28 might prompt physicists to revamp theories of how atomic nuclei are structured.
Cell ‘atlases’ offer unprecedented view of placenta, intestines and kidneys
Organ mapping studies show how kidney cells become diseased, and how cells from a fetus invade and remodel blood vessels in the lining of the uterus.
Anti-ageing protein injection boosts monkeys’ memories
First primate studies to show cognitive benefits of the protein klotho could be a step towards clinical applications.
How the Y chromosome makes some cancers more deadly for men
Two studies help to explain why colorectal and bladder tumours take a bigger toll on men than on women.