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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

New solar concentrator design (w/ Video)

A new solar concentrator design from an electrical engineering Ph.D. student at the University of California, San Diego could lead to solar concentrators that are less expensive and require fewer photovoltaic ...

Apr 22, 2010 4.1 / 5 (16) 8 | with audio podcast