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Researchers boost solar cell efficiency

(PhysOrg.com) -- New ways of squeezing out greater efficiency from solar photovoltaic cells are emerging from computer simulations and lab tests conducted by a team of physicists and engineers at MIT.

Nov 24, 2008
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Mollusc shells inspire super-glass

Engineers intrigued by the toughness of mollusc shells, which are composed of brittle minerals, have found inspiration in their structure to make glass 200 times stronger than a standard pane.

Jan 28, 2014
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Mimicking Nature Creates Self-Cleaning Coatings

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology are mimicking one of Nature’s best non-stick surfaces to help create more reliable electric transmission systems, photovoltaic arrays that retain their efficiency, ...

Oct 13, 2006
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