23.6% efficiency achieved with perovskite/silicon tandem solar cell
Solar Novus Today | February 17, 2017
“The best silicon solar cell alone has achieved 26.3% efficiency,” says Zachary Holman, an assistant professor of electrical engineering at ASU’s Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering. “Now we’re gunning for 30% with these tandem cells, and I think we could be there within two years.”
Could President Trump take us back to the moon?
NBC News | February 17, 2017
Scott Parazynski, a retired astronaut and a professor of practice at Arizona State University's School of Earth and Space Exploration called the crewed mission idea an "audacious challenge."
"If you have a crew on board, the complexity of the mission increases substantially," he told NBC News.
Arizona scientists on edge over Trump environment promises
Arizona Public Media | February 17, 2017
Among them is Sonja Klinsky, an assistant professor at Arizona State University's School of Sustainability who studies how climate change policy is developed.
“The concern from science in general is that we see the current administration so far not spending a lot of time thinking about the evidence that we have or seriously looking at the policy options, which all have pros and cons,” she said.
Scientists hatch wild $500 billion plan to save the Arctic...with fans
Techly | February 16, 2017
A group of scientists at Arizona State University have come up with something pretty wild, and it’s so crazy that it just might work.
Led by physicist Steven Desch, the team has proposed building 10 million wind-powered pumps over the Arctic ice cap. In winter these would be used to pump water onto the surface of the ice which would in turn freeze and thicken the ice.
Paleolithic people body painted the dead, then smashed rocks in death ritual
Seeker | February 16, 2017
"We experimented by hitting and dropping similarly shaped pebbles in different ways to see which produced the breakage characteristics of the pebbles found in the assemblage," study author Claudine Gravel-Miguel of Arizona State University, told Seeker.