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Quantum dot solar cell exhibits 30-fold concentration

By combining designer quantum dot light-emitters with spectrally matched photonic mirrors, a team of scientists created solar cells that collect blue photons at 30 times the concentration of conventional solar cells, the highest luminescent concentration factor ever recorded.

Posted: Sep 2nd, 2015

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Scientists 'squeeze' light one particle at a time

A team of scientists have measured a bizarre effect in quantum physics, in which individual particles of light are said to have been 'squeezed' - an achievement which at least one textbook had written off as hopeless.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2015

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Water heals a bioplastic (w/video)

A drop of water self-heals a multiphase polymer derived from the genetic code of squid ring teeth, which may someday extend the life of medical implants, fiber-optic cables and other hard to repair in place objects, according to an international team of researchers.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2015

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Waste coffee used as fuel storage

Scientists have developed a simple process to treat waste coffee grounds to allow them to store methane. The simple soak and heating process develops a carbon capture nanomaterial with the additional environmental benefits of recycling a waste product.

Posted: Sep 1st, 2015

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