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3D printing: The shape of things to come?

(Phys.org) —If you ask the proverbial man or woman in the street what they understand by the terms 'stereolithography', 'selective laser sintering' and 'fused deposition modelling', you're likely to be ...

dateApr 11, 2014 in Engineering
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Carbon nanotubes find real world applications

No one disputes that carbon nanotubes have the potential to be a wonder technology: their properties include a thermal conductivity higher than diamond, greater mechanical strength than steel – orders of ...

dateMar 31, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Revolutionary solar cells double as lasers

Commercial silicon-based solar cells - such as those seen on the roofs of houses across the country - operate at about 20% efficiency for converting the Sun's rays into electrical energy. It's taken over ...

dateMar 28, 2014 in General Physics
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