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European partnership for next generation of highly efficient silicon thin-film solar modules

Thin-film solar modules are an inexpensive and versatile alternative to traditional solar cells made of crystalline silicon.

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The Robojelly built on nanotechnology and powered by hydrogen and oxygen

Researchers at The University of Texas at Dallas and Virginia Tech have created an undersea vehicle inspired by the common jellyfish that runs on renewable energy and could be used in ocean rescue and surveillance missions.

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Solar cell using carbon nanotubes turns windows into generators

Imagine a world where the windows of high-rise office buildings are powerful energy producers, offering its inhabitants much more than some fresh air, light and a view.

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The piezoelectric effect in graphene at nanoscale

By depositing atoms on one side of a grid of the “miracle material” graphene, researchers at Stanford have engineered piezoelectricity into a nanoscale material for the first time. The implications could yield dramatic degree of control in nanotechnology.

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Stay super-dry with Nokia’s nanotechnology

What happens when a drop of water falls on a lotus leaf? It’s not a philosophical question, but a natural phenomenon scientists have been studying, and trying to make sense of, for hundreds of years.

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Nanotrees Harvest the Sun’s Energy to Turn Water into Hydrogen Fuel

University of California, San Diego electrical engineers are building a forest of tiny nanowire trees in order to cleanly capture solar energy without using fossil fuels and harvest it for hydrogen fuel generation.

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Metamaterials Boosts Electromagnetism Safely

By using exotic man-made materials, scientists from Duke University and Boston College believe they can greatly enhance the forces of electromagnetism (EM), one of the four fundamental forces of nature, without harming living beings or damaging electrical equipment.

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Solar cells could reach 70 percent efficiency

Printing specially engineered nanostructures on solar cells allows them to reach as high as 70 percent efficiency.

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Bugs from space to increase the electrical output of the fuel cells

Bacteria normally found 30km above the earth have been identified as highly efficient generators of electricity.

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Single-atom transistor for a future quantum computer

In a remarkable feat of micro-engineering, UNSW physicists have created a working transistor consisting of a single atom placed precisely in a silicon crystal.

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