University of Michigan researchers created new and lightweight, tilting solar cells that can track the sun and absorb more energy--as an improvement upon the conventional, very weighty panels that are too heavy for most people's roofs. They were inspired by the ancient Japanese art of paper cutting.
Rice University researchers recently developed solar water-splitting technology that produces a clean, renewable energy source, through processes of splitting water.
It looks like the planet Earth is going to need a bigger family tree... NASA recently announced that their planet-hunting Kepler Space Telescope (KST) has discovered the most Earth-like planet ever seen - the latest addition to a list of 12 exceptionally promising and potentially habitable worlds.
Earlier this week, the NOAA's Deep Space Climate Observatory (DSCOVR) satellite reached its orbital position, not circling the Earth or Mars but instead orbiting the Sun itself, at a stunning 1 million miles from Earth.
With spring projected to be shorter than ever this year, summer is fast approaching, and that means it's about time to lather up on sunscreen. And now that scientists have discovered that fish can produce their own sunscreen, it has inspired them to make the product for humans.
With summer nearly a month away, there's a reason everyone is anticipating its arrival. The sun is always shining, school's out, you lay on the beach and tan, and you just feel better. Well, the latter may be because people are generally healthier in the summer.
Scientists have discovered that "monster stars" lit up the early Universe, shining as bright as 100 million Suns, according to a new study.
Billions of years ago, the Milky Way galaxy was churning out stars at an amazing rate, in what scientists are calling a stellar "baby boom." Now new research shows that our own Sun was a late "boomer" to the party.
Seasons on Earth are determined by how and when our big blue world is tilted towards the Sun. The Sun then, as it is at the center of this process, could not possibly have seasons of its own. Now new research has revealed that this is not necessarily true, for the star actually undergoes predictable swings between times of relative calm and times of intense solar activity.
A team of scientists has witnessed the formation of a young star unfurl over the last 18 years, shedding light on the earliest stages of how these massive stars develop, according to a new study.
Like Miley Cyrus herself, millions of years ago a wandering Jupiter came in like a wrecking ball, destroying a first generation of inner planets and helping to create the unusual solar system we find ourselves in today.
More than a million young stars are forming in a mysterious hot, dusty cloud of molecular gases in a tiny galaxy not too far away from our own, according to new research.
I still can't decide if this makes me want to laugh, cry, or just move out of the country... A recent survey has revealed that a stunning 26 percent of Americans think the Sun revolves around the Earth, and that's just the beginning.
It is known that the Sun plays an important part in controlling the Earth's climate, but now researchers show that solar activity affects climate change more than previously thought, according to recent research.