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Microcapsules to combat climate change

Researchers from the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE teamed up with BASF to develop an environmentally-friendly alternative to air-conditioning systems. The team of researchers was nominated for the German Future Prize for their innovation comprising a microencapsulated latent heat storage material for construction materials.

Posted: Dec 26th, 2009

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Splitting fluorescent protein helps image clusters in live cells

Half a protein is better than none, and in this case, it's way better than a whole one. A Rice University lab has discovered that dividing a particular fluorescent protein and using it as a tag is handy for analyzing the workings of live cells, particularly in the way they employ iron-sulfur clusters.

Posted: Dec 25th, 2009

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RUSNANO approves project for bifacial crystalline silicon solar modules

Realization of the project will bring Russian bifacial crystalline silicon solar modules to the world market. The new modules will have efficiency factors that surpass unifacial modules by 10% to 70% - 10% when installation is done without additional construction; 70% when reflectors and tracking systems are built.

Posted: Dec 23rd, 2009

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