Semiconducting material more affected by defects than previously thought

[ad_1] Credit: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute A promising semiconductor material could be improved if flaws previously thought irrelevant to performance are reduced, according to research published today in Nature Communications. A group of researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and other universities has shown that a specific defect impacts the ability of halide perovskite to hold energy […]

"Precious hours were wasted": Trump's doctored map affected hurricane forecasters

[ad_1] Enlarge / US President Donald Trump references a map held by acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan on Wednesday. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images On Wednesday, when President Donald Trump was showing off a doctored hurricane forecast in the White House Oval Office, forecasters at the National Hurricane Center were mortified. It was a critical moment […]