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Magic Trick with Gold and Glass

Even the ancient Romans were familiar with processes for coloring glass by adding gold. Initially colorless, the glass takes on a ruby-red color when heated in a controlled fashion. The source of this color is finely divided ...

dateNov 07, 2005 in
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Future solar cells may be made of wood

(Phys.org) —A new kind of paper that is made of wood fibers yet is 96% transparent could be a revolutionary material for next-generation solar cells. Coming from plants, the paper is inexpensive and more ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Nanophysics feature
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Nanocoating could eliminate foggy windows and lenses

Foggy windows and lenses are a nuisance, and in the case of automobile windows, can pose a driving hazard. Now, a group of scientists at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) may have found a permanent solution ...

dateAug 29, 2005 in
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The nanoscale secret to stronger alloys

Long before they knew they were doing it – as long ago as the Wright Brother's first airplane engine – metallurgists were incorporating nanoparticles in aluminum to make a strong, hard, heat-resistant ...

dateAug 07, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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