House Windows That Double as Solar Panels?
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Posted April 15, 2014 by in News
A house window that doubles as a solar panel could be on the horizon, thanks to recent quantum-dot work by Los Alamos National Laboratory researchers in collaboration with scientists from University o...
           
ISS to Beam Video Via Laser Back to Earth
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Posted April 14, 2014 by in News
A team of about 20 working at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, Calif., through the lab’s Phaeton early-career-hire program, led the development of the Optical Payload for Lase...
           
Display Screens of Curtain of Moveable Mist
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Posted April 11, 2014 by in News
A tabletop display with personal screens made from a curtain of mist that allow users to move images around and push through the fog-screens and onto the display, will be unveiled at an international ...
           
Emerging Research Suggests a New Paradigm for ‘Unconventional Superconductors’
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Posted April 10, 2014 by in News
An international team of scientists has reported the first experimental observation of the quantum critical point (QCP) in the extensively studied “unconventional superconductor” TiSe2, fi...
           
Recycling Astronaut Urine for Drinking Water
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Posted April 9, 2014 by in News
On the less glamorous side of space exploration, there’s the more practical problem of waste — in particular, what to do with astronaut pee. But rather than ejecting it into space, scienti...
           
Star Trek-Style Tricorder Possible?
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Posted April 8, 2014 by in News
Scientists at the University of Southampton are aiming to develop a handheld testing device to provide same day diagnosis from a patient’s bedside. In the fictional Star-Trek universe, the trico...
           
New Findings to Help Extend High Efficiency Solar Cells’ Lifetime
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Posted April 7, 2014 by in News
OIST’s Energy Materials and Surface Sciences Unit has made a surprising discovery about the degradation of solar cells that could help pave the way to creating a longer lifetime for these cells....
           
Sun Used to Create Solar Energy Materials
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Posted April 4, 2014 by in News
In a recent advance in solar energy, researchers have discovered a way to tap the sun not only as a source of power, but also to directly produce the solar energy materials that make this possible. In...
           
Tiny Power Generator Runs On Saliva
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Posted April 3, 2014 by in News
Saliva-powered micro-sized microbial fuel cells can produce minute amounts of energy sufficient to run on-chip applications, according to an international team of engineers. The Otago researchers̵...
           
Using Light-Heated Water to Deliver Drugs
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Posted April 2, 2014 by in News
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, in collaboration with materials scientists, engineers and neurobiologists, have discover...
           
Hybrid Vehicles More Efficient in India
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Posted April 1, 2014 by in News
What makes cities in India and China so frustrating to drive in — heavy traffic, aggressive driving style, few freeways — makes them ideal for saving fuel with hybrid vehicles, according t...
           
Nano-Paper Filter Removes Viruses
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Posted March 31, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the Division of Nanotechnology and Functional Materials, Uppsala University have developed a paper filter, which can remove virus particles with the efficiency matching that of the best...
           
Revolutionary Solar Cells Double as Lasers
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Posted March 28, 2014 by in News
Latest research finds that the trailblazing ‘perovskite’ material used in solar cells can double up as a laser, strongly suggesting the astonishing efficiency levels already achieved in th...
           
Engineered Bacteria for High-Energy Rocket Fuel
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Posted March 27, 2014 by in News
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Joint BioEnergy Institute have engineered a bacterium to synthesize pinene, a hydrocarbon produced by trees that could potentially replace hi...
           
3-D Nanoscale Changes in Rechargeable Batteries
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Posted March 26, 2014 by in News
Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have made the first 3D observations of how the structure of a lithium-ion battery anode evolves at the nanoscale in a...
           
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