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New twist on old chemical process could boost energy efficiency

Chemical reactions on the surface of metal oxides, such as titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, are important for applications such as solar cells that convert the sun's energy to electricity. Now University of Washington scientists have found that a previously unappreciated aspect of those reactions could be key in developing more efficient energy systems.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2012

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Breaking the limits of classical physics

With simple arguments, researchers show that nature is complicated! Researchers from the Niels Bohr Institute have made a simple experiment that demonstrates that nature violates common sense - the world is different than most people believe.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2012

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Schwefelige Nanowälder als Batterieelektroden

Wissenschaftler des Fraunhofer IWS in Dresden und ihre Partner forschen an neuen Materialien fuer elektrische Energiespeicher der Zukunft. Sie infiltrieren z.B. einen CNT-Rasen mit Schwefel und erhalten so aeusserst preiswert neue Elektrodenwerkstoffe.

Posted: Jun 7th, 2012

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