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Logic gates built from bacteria and DNA

Steps toward biological computing are completed by creation of logic gates from gut bacteria and DNA.

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Nanoparticles can be counted now

Scientists from the Sweden’s Gothenburg University have shown the possibility to sort and count particles or aggregates formed by particles.

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Display screens with colored solar cells

A new kind of screen pixel doubles as a solar cell and could boost the energy efficiency of cell phones and e-readers. The technology could also potentially be used in larger displays to make energy-harvesting billboards or decorative solar panels.

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How to bring sunlight into your home

The science of light and liquids has been intimately entwined since Léon Foucault discovered the speed of light in 1862, when he observed that light travels more slowly in water than in air.

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New cheap nanomaterial to convert heat into electricity

Waste heat is a byproduct of nearly all electrical devices and industrial processes, from driving a car to flying an aircraft or operating a power plant.

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Super fast internet and graphene

What can you get when you combine graphene with metallic nanostructures? Improved harvesting light by graphene, which could potentially lead to super-fast Internet, a new UK study shows.

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New rechargeable nanomaterial for hydrogen storage

Scientists at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are working to optimize a promising new nanomaterial called nanoblades for use in hydrogen storage.

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A new MEMS device generates energy from low-frequency vibrations

Today’s wireless-sensor networks can do everything from supervising factory machinery to tracking environmental pollution to measuring the movement of buildings and bridges.

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Microbes Generate Electricity While Nuclear Waste is Cleaned Up

Michigan State University comes with interesting news about how microbes generate electricity while nuclear waste is cleaned up.

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Thinner, better and cheaper solar cells

Do better with less. That is the challenge the researchers of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne (EPFL) have set for themselves, supported by the Swiss National Science Foundation and the Federal Office of Energy.

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