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By developing a new antireflective coating that boosts the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to absorb the entire solar spectrum from nearly any angle, the research team has moved academia and industry closer to realizing high-efficiency, cost-effective solar power.

2008-11-03

 solar energy reflection
Slowly but surely an extinct glacier in a remote corner of the Peruvian Andes is being returned to its former colour, not by falling snow or regenerated ice sheets, but by whitewash.

2010-06-17

 Peru glacier global warming white colour reflection cooling ice paint
University researchers claim crops could help cool Earth, in just one inventive suggestion being made to prevent climate change. The study, from Bristol, says that crops with larger, shinier leaves could reflect more heat back into space.

2010-11-11

 climate change leaf plant reflection
While searching deep space for extra-terrestrial signals, scientists at the Arecibo Observatory in Puerto Rico have stumbled across signals broadcast from Earth nearly half a century ago.

2009-04-01

 television extraterrestrial life communication speed light reflection time distance history time travel hoax