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Ultra-fast laser makes metal that attracts, repels and guides liquids

In nature, trees pull vast amounts of water from their roots up to their leaves hundreds of feet above the ground through capillary action, but now scientists have created a simple slab of metal that lifts liquid using the same principle - but does so at a speed that would make nature envious.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2009

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Durchsichtige Solarzellen

Waeren Solarzellen durchsichtig, liessen sie sich auch auf Fensterscheiben und Hausfassaden anbringen. Physikalische Werkstoffmodellierung hilft dabei, passende Materialien fuer transparente Elektronik zu entwickeln und so die Basis fuer durchsichtige Solarzellen zu legen.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2009

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Building with pentagons - from footballs to Keplerates

Achim Mueller and co-workers from Bielefeld University and Marshall Luban with his co-workers from the Departments of Physics and Astronomy at both Francis Marion University and Iowa State University worked on synthesising a Keplerate using pentagonal tungsten-oxide based units and studied its interesting properties.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2009

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Transparent solar cells

If solar cells were transparent they could be fitted to windows and building facades. Physical modeling helps in the development of suitable materials for transparent electronics and thus in creating the basis for transparent solar cells.

Posted: Jun 2nd, 2009

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