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Researchers develop a promising new technology for grid-scale energy storage

An interdisciplinary team of researchers from Drexel University have reported the development of a new technology for grid-scale energy storage which could provide a fast, efficient method for storing energy on the electrical grid. This new technology, dubbed the "electrochemical flow capacitor", stores energy in the same way as a supercapacitor, but is much less costly to scale up for large, industrial applications.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2012

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Farbspiele mit Graphen

Forscher vom Karlsruher Institut für Technologie, der TU Darmstadt, der University of Cambridge und IBM haben optoelektronische Bauteile auf Basis von Graphen entwickelt. Mit ihnen können informationstechnische Systeme langfristig kleiner und leistungsfähiger werden.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2012

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Chemist explores nanotechnology in search of cheaper solar cells

Luke Hanley at the University of Illinois at Chicago received a $390,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to test methods of coating solar panel films using nanoparticles from a chemical group called metal chalcogenides. The inexpensive films could be wrapped over everything from vehicles to buildings to gain maximum sunshine exposure and produce electricity.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2012

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New printing method for nanostructures

ETH-Zurich researchers have developed an economic, fast and reproducible method for printing tiny structures with a simple printing method. Now they are planning a spin-off.

Posted: Jun 20th, 2012

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New sci-fi novel: Immortality Wars

In an age where nanotechnology and stem cells could greatly extend human life, and where human-to-computer mind upload is discussed as casually as the latest iPad app, the Singularity may not be all it's cracked up to be.

Posted: Jun 19th, 2012

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