Archive: 09/04/2012

Plastic electronics: a neat solution

( -- A breakthrough in the development of a new generation of plastic electronic circuits by researchers at the Cavendish Laboratory brings flexible and transparent intelligent materials – such as artificial ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Engineering
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Measuring magnetic fields

( -- Polarized light is a familiar phenomenon, as people who prefer polarized sunglasses can testify. The electric field in a beam of light can vibrate either left-right or up-down, and the scattering or reflection ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Astronomy
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Technology transforms energy outlook

The U.S. energy picture has changed significantly in recent years, with vast, new natural gas supplies coming to market, revived solar and wind power industries, and new extraction techniques opening supplies of Canadian ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Energy & Green Tech
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Gases drawn into particles stay there

( -- Contrary to expectations, formation and growth of complex organic particles generated during oxidation of volatile organic molecules by ozone and nitrate follows a non-equilibrium path, according to a recent ...

dateApr 09, 2012 in Materials Science
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Clean energy could lead to scarce materials

As the world moves toward greater use of low-carbon and zero-carbon energy sources, a possible bottleneck looms, according to a new MIT study: the supply of certain metals needed for key clean-energy technologies.

dateApr 09, 2012 in Environment
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