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New self-assembling photovoltaic technology that repairs itself

Molecules can turn sunlight into electricity and can be broken down and quickly reassembled Plants are good at doing what scientists and engineers have been struggling to do for decades: converting sunlight into stored energy, and doing so reliably day after day, year after year. Now some MIT scientists have succeeded in mimicking a key […]

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New idea to harnessing lightning strikes electrical charges for electricity

Wednesday a group of chemists from the University of Campinas in Brazil presented theirs research at 240th National Meeting of the American chemical Society in Boston claiming they’ve figured out how electricity is formed and released in the atmosphere.

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A New Logic Prototype Chip Based on Bayesian Probability

A probability-based processor may speed up flash memory, and eventually much more. A computer chip that performs calculations using probabilities, instead of binary logic, could accelerate everything from online banking systems to the flash memory in smart phones and other gadgets.

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2011 Ford Explorer Goes Green

The 2011 Ford Explorer is 85 percent recyclable. The reinvented SUV leverages Ford‘s industry-leading use of bio foam and recycled fabric in its interior, as well as recycled steel in select exterior parts Ford is reducing its use of virgin steel by an estimated 119 tons a year by making Explorer’s noise-dampening fender baffles from […]

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Silk Technology Offers Solutions for Medicine and Electronics

An ancient fiber could soon be spun into cutting edge technology. Recent discoveries and new processing techniques have shown that silk can offer innovative solutions in medicine and electronics.

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Invisibility Cloak Made of Glass

Could you imagine that a scientist at Michigan Technological University would be serious about building a working invisibility cloak?  I suppose no, but that’s exactly what Dr. Elena Semouchkina, an associate professor of electrical and computer engineering at Michigan Tech, is doing. She founds ways to use magnetic resonance to capture rays of visible light […]

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