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A 'clear path' to solar power

Solar cells integrated into new construction, particularly skyscrapers, are an enticing energy option. However, this effort can be hampered by the cost and architectural considerations sometimes needed to mount traditional ...

dateNov 10, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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Graphene flakes as an ultra-fast stopwatch

Scientists at the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf (HZDR), working with colleagues from the US and Germany, have developed a new optical detector from graphene which reacts very rapidly to incident light of all different ...

dateOct 27, 2015 in Nanophysics
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New infrared camera detects gas leaks in industry

This company's invention, supported by the Business Incubator at the UC3M Science Park, is based on technology patented by researchers from the UC3M Infrared Laboratory (initialled LIR in Spanish), and can detect gas leaks ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Engineering
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Anti-aging treatment for smart windows

Electrochromic windows, so-called 'smart windows', share a well-known problem with rechargeable batteries – their limited lifespan. Researchers at Uppsala University have now worked out an entirely new way to rejuvenate ...

dateOct 01, 2015 in Materials Science
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Molecular motors: Pirouetting in the spotlight

German scientists have developed a new class of molecular motors that rotate unidirectionally at speeds of up to 1 kHz when exposed to sunlight at room temperature. This unique combination of features opens up novel applications ...

dateSep 29, 2015 in Nanophysics
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