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Turning plants into power houses

(PhysOrg.com) -- "I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis. "When ...

May 12, 2011
5 / 5 (4) 2 | with audio podcast

Turning windows into powerplants

If a new development from labs at MIT pans out as expected, someday the entire surface area of a building’s windows could be used to generate electricity — without interfering with the ability to ...

Apr 15, 2011
4.8 / 5 (25) 14 | with audio podcast

Willis Tower goes solar

(PhysOrg.com) -- Do you know the Sears Tower? No, no you don't because for some time now it has been going by the much less famous name of the Willis Tower. While that bit of information may not be news to ...

Mar 22, 2011 weblog
3.3 / 5 (3) 4 | with audio podcast

Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- The eyes of moths, which allow them to see well at night, are also covered with a water-repellent, antireflective coating that makes their eyes among the least reflective surfaces in nature ...

Jan 20, 2011
5 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast