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Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells

( -- 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 and helps them ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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New alloys key to efficient energy and lighting

A recent advance by Arizona State University researchers in developing nanowires could lead to more efficient photovoltaic cells for generating energy from sunlight, and to better light-emitting diodes (LEDs) that could replace ...

dateMar 22, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Green energy from algae

( -- Visitors to this year’s UK Royal Society Summer Exhibition will have a chance to discover how scientists from the University of Cambridge are studying ways to harness algae as a renewable energy source.

dateJun 25, 2010 in Biochemistry
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