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Trapping Sunlight with Silicon Nanowires

( -- Berkeley Lab researchers have found a better way to trap light in photovoltaic cells through the use of vertical arrays of silicon nanowires. This could substantially cut the costs of solar electric power ...

dateMar 03, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Sunlight turns carbon dioxide to methane

Dual catalysts may be the key to efficiently turning carbon dioxide and water vapor into methane and other hydrocarbons using titania nanotubes and solar power, according to Penn State researchers.

dateMar 05, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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Self-powered devices possible, researcher says

Imagine a self-powering cell phone that never needs to be charged because it converts sound waves produced by the user into the energy it needs to keep running. It's not as far-fetched as it may seem thanks to the recent ...

dateDec 01, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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