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Material may help autos turn heat into electricity

Researchers invented a new material that will make cars even more efficient, by converting heat wasted through engine exhaust into electricity. The material has twice the efficiency of anything currently on the market, and could also work in power generators and heat pumps.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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Nanotechnology may aid PCa diagnosis

Once limited to the electronics industry, semiconductor material may hold the key to improving early detection of prostate cancer among African-American men.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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Rosier future for solar energy conversion

Recent progress in dye-sensitized solar cells research and development, which use innovative light-harvesting dye to improve the optical absorption coefficient of the stained nanostructured electrodes, might color our dimming future energy security with a tint of rose, despite the looming depletion of fossil fuels.

Posted: Jul 24th, 2008

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