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Future solar cells may be made of wood

( —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 environmentally ...

dateJan 23, 2014 in Nanophysics feature
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Ten times more throughput on optic fibers

Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology. However, their capacity is limited, because ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Optics & Photonics
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