Monthly Archives: April 2019

Caffeine Gives Perovskite Solar Cells An Energy Boost, Study Says

Wait, what? According to this report; Caffeine’s a boost not just for humans…: https://spectrum.ieee.org/energywise/green-tech/solar/java-takes-the-jitters-out-of-solar-cells Caffeine makes perovskite photovoltaics more stable, enhancing their commercial potential Caffeine’s calming effect starts during the creation of perovskite crystals. “Without caffeine, the crystallization process will just take 2 seconds, but with caffeine it will take 1 to 2 minutes,” says Yang. The more… Read More »

Lessons from Star Trek: 1

This video discusses a StTnG episode with a timely message warning about witch hunts and mob rule “Mister Worf, villains who twirl their moustaches are easy to spot. Those who clothe themselves in good deeds are well camouflaged.” “With the first link the chain is forged. The first speech censured, the first thought forbidden, the first freedom denied,… Read More »