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MIT, Chesonis Foundation announce solar revolution

Promising to transform solar power from a 'boutique' option to an affordable, dependable, mainstream energy solution, MIT and the Chesonis Family Foundation launched a 'solar revolution' with the ultimate aim of making solar energy America's primary carbon-free fuel.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008

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Nanotubes grown straight in large numbers

Duke University chemists have found a way to grow long, straight cylinders only a few atoms thick in very large numbers, removing a major roadblock in the pursuit of nano-scale electronics.

Posted: Apr 23rd, 2008

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Photoluminescence in nano-needles

Silicon is the workhorse among semiconductors in electronics. But in opto-electronics, where light signals are processed along with electronic signals, a semiconductor that is capable of emitting light is needed, which silicon can't do very well. Here gallium-arsenide (GaAs) is the workhorse, especially in the creation of light emitting diodes (LED) and LED lasers.

Posted: Apr 22nd, 2008

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