Archive: 02/25/2013

Research to probe deep within a solar cell

Engineers and scientists from the University of Sheffield have pioneered a new technique to analyse PCBM, a material used in polymer photovoltaic cells, obtaining details of the structure of the material which will be vital ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in General Physics
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Battle commences for 'mobile money'

Global financial groups battled Monday to control the lucrative future of "mobile money", which will enable people to use a smartphone to go shopping instead of cash and credit cards.

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Business
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Accidents waiting to happen: Insider knowledge

Workplace accidents must be treated like any other source of knowledge if companies and their employees are to learn from such incidents and prevent future accidents from occurring. That is the take home message from research ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Social Sciences
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Risks of nanomaterials under the microscope

Nanotechnology is continually increasing in terms of research, economic and social significance. However, working with synthetic nanomaterials also conceals risks. Empa has produced a study for the Federal ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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Nearby ancient star is almost as old as the Universe

A metal-poor star located merely 190 light-years from the Sun is 14.46+-0.80 billion years old, which implies that the star is nearly as old as the Universe! Those results emerged from a new study led by Howard Bond. Such metal-poor stars are (s ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Astronomy
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Highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems

Non-volatile bistable memory circuits being developed by Satoshi Sugahara and his team at Tokyo Tech pave the way for highly energy-efficient CMOS logic systems. The details are described in the February ...

dateFeb 25, 2013 in Semiconductors
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