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Nanofluidic 'multi-tool' separates and sizes nanoparticles

A wrench or a screwdriver of a single size is useful for some jobs, but for a more complicated project, you need a set of tools of different sizes. Following this guiding principle, researchers have engineered a nanoscale fluidic device that functions as a miniature 'multi-tool' for working with nanoparticles.

Aug 4th, 2010

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COST announces new dates for Open Call

COST, the European Cooperation in Science and Technology, invites researchers throughout Europe to submit proposals for research networks and use this unique opportunity to exchange knowledge and to embark on new European perspectives.

Aug 4th, 2010

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Vision: Batterien im Staubkorn

Viel Power auf kleinstem Raum: Forschergruppe der TU Chemnitz und des Leibniz-Instituts fuer Festkoerper- und Werkstoffforschung Dresden entwickelt ultra-kompakte Energiespeicher.

Aug 4th, 2010

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Selenium makes more efficient solar cells

Call it the anti-sunscreen. That's more or less the description of what many solar energy researchers would like to find - light-catching substances that could be added to photovoltaic materials in order to convert more of the sun's energy into carbon-free electricity.

Aug 3rd, 2010

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New inexpensive solar cell design

Scientists at the University of Toronto in Canada have shown that inexpensive nickel can work just as well as gold for one of the critical electrical contacts that gather the electrical current produced by their colloidal quantum dot solar cells.

Aug 3rd, 2010

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