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Printing silicon on paper, with lasers

In seeking to develop the next generation of micro-electronic transistors, researchers have long sought to find the next best thing to replace silicon. To this end, a wealth of recent research into fully flexible electronic ...

dateApr 21, 2015 in General Physics
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Scientists twist sound with metamaterials

A Chinese-U.S. research team is exploring the use of metamaterials—artificial materials engineered to have exotic properties not found in nature—to create devices that manipulate sound in versatile and unprecedented ways.

dateFeb 25, 2014 in General Physics
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Using fluctuating wind power

Incorporating wind power into existing power grids is challenging because fluctuating wind speed and direction means turbines generate power inconsistently. Coupled with customers' varying power demand, many wind-farm managers ...

dateMar 25, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Safer nuclear fuels

Exploratory research on revolutionary new types of nuclear fuel pellets that would be safer in the event of a nuclear disaster has yielded promising results, according to a team of scientists from the University of Tennessee ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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New low-cost, transparent electrodes

Indium tin oxide (ITO) has become a standard material in light-emitting diodes, flat panel plasma displays, electronic ink and other applications because of its high performance, moisture resistance, and capacity for being ...

dateJun 27, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Slip-and-slide power generators

Researchers from Vestfold University College in Norway have created a simple, efficient energy harvesting device that uses the motion of a single droplet to generate electrical power.

dateMay 24, 2012 in General Physics
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