From fire to electricity: Thermoelectric materials

Energy can have many forms, heat, motion and electricity being the most familiar to us. An interesting observation is that most of the ways we have found to obtain useful energy from the environment involve the emission of heat as a by-product. What if we could turn that waste useful?

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The Official MyScience Summer Cloud Guide!

Summer. [CC0]

Hey! Look! A UFO! Laying on the grass and looking to the sky observing clouds makes imagination run wild. But what are all those clouds? How do they form? And will it rain before your barbecue? MyScience here to save your summer party.

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Green Tea Health Benefits Win TuKoKe Prize

TuKoKe is a competition aiming to inspire children and youth in science and engineering activities. By giving participants the chance to get feedback on their scientific work and meet other like-minded young people, it opens a world of endless opportunities. We had the chance to interview one of this year’s winners, Meija Xu, and ask about her research on health and green tea.

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It's A Blue Worl(e)d

LEDs. Photo: Wikimedia Commons/Afrank99

LEDs. We’ve all heard about them. In our TVs, in our computer monitors, and in our homes. It’s a word we hear often – but do we really know what it means?
We sent Vitória Barim Pacela, our light emitting diode correspondent, to find out how LEDs revolutionised our world’s light

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Can We Change The Weather?

Hail cannons at an international congress on hail shooting held in 1901. Photo: Public Domain/Plumandon

People have always wanted to change the weather – be it for better crops, prevention of damage, or just because they don’t like rain. Agencies for weather modification can be found in several countries. Has this become reality?

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