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A novel organic device for obtaining hydrogen from water and sunlight

Currently, organic materials used in these devices offer greater versatility and efficiency at a lower cost than the available inorganic ones, but they show stability problems when in contact with an aqueous medium. Researchers have now achieved an exceptional stability in these devices, which represents an important step in obtaining solar fuels from organic materials.

Posted: May 12th, 2015

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Better microfluidics

Device can measure the distribution of tiny particles as they flow through a microfluidic channel.

Posted: May 12th, 2015

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Researchers create first whispering gallery for graphene electrons

An international research group has developed a technique for creating nanoscale whispering galleries for electrons in graphene. The development opens the way to building devices that focus and amplify electrons just as lenses focus light and resonators (like the body of a guitar) amplify sound.

Posted: May 12th, 2015

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An important step in artificial intelligence with metal-oxide memristors

In what marks a significant step forward for artificial intelligence, researchers have demonstrated the functionality of a simple artificial neural circuit. For the first time, a circuit of about 100 artificial synapses was proved to perform a simple version of a typical human task: image classification.

Posted: May 12th, 2015

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Superhydrophobic glass coating offers clear benefits

A moth's eye and lotus leaf were the inspirations for an antireflective water-repelling, or superhydrophobic, glass coating that holds significant potential for solar panels, lenses, detectors, windows, weapons systems and many other products.

Posted: May 11th, 2015

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