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Inspired by nature

To maximise the efficiency of solar cells of the future, physicists are taking a leaf out of nature's book.

dateOct 25, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Low-priced plastic photovoltaics

Photovoltaic devices, which tap the power of the sun and convert it to electricity, offer a green—and potentially unlimited—alternative to fossil fuel use. So why haven't solar technologies been more ...

dateOct 22, 2013 in General Physics
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DNA constructs antenna for solar energy

Researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found an effective solution for collecting sunlight for artificial photosynthesis. By combining self-assembling DNA molecules with simple dye molecules, ...

dateJun 19, 2013 in Materials Science
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Noctilucent clouds get an early start

Every summer, something strange and wonderful happens high above the north pole. Ice crystals begin to cling to the smoky remains of meteors, forming electric-blue clouds with tendrils that ripple hypnotically ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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