Archive: 25/03/2013

A tiny grain helps reveal the history of a rock

Researchers can use the mineral rutile to learn about rock types and their history. Two articles published in the highly respected journal Geology now present a new application of a method for more easily tracing the mineral ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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New solar-cell design based on dots and wires

Using exotic particles called quantum dots as the basis for a photovoltaic cell is not a new idea, but attempts to make such devices have not yet achieved sufficiently high efficiency in converting sunlight to power. A new ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Nanophysics
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The long winter ahead

Secluded from civilisation and living in a white desert, the crew at the Concordia research base in Antarctica have settled in to their home and are ready for the cold, long winter ahead.

dateMar 25, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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