A dab of chilli spice boosts the amount of energy solar cells can harvest from sunlight. The compound capsaicin, which puts the heat into chilli peppers, allowed the surface of a perovskite solar cell to reach an efficiency of 21.88% (Joule, doi: 10.1016/j.joule.2020.12.009).
Hydrogen sulfide – responsible for rotten egg odours – appears to protect brains from a key protein abnormality seen in Alzheimer’s disease, at least in mice.
Loris Medart, founder of feed systems manufacturer SR-Tek, outlines how introducing transparency into a process can prevent product faults, support planned interventions, and ensure consistent production. Read the feature in C&I Magazine.