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Evolution inspires more efficient solar cell design: Geometric pattern maximizes time light is trapped in solar cell

cell, cell
The sun's energy is virtually limitless but harnessing its electricity with today's single crystal silicon solar cells is extremely expensive 10 times pricier than coal according to some estimates Organic solar cells polymer solar cells ... - Read More

Research paves way for larger, safer lithium ion batteries

Material
Looking toward improved batteries for charging electric cars and storing energy from renewable but intermittent solar and wind scientists at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed the first high performance nanostructured solid electrolyte for more ... - Read More

Health and environment: A closer look at plastics

Environment
Plastics have transformed modern society providing attractive benefits but also befouling waterways and aquifers depleting petroleum supplies and disrupting human health Share This See Also Health Policy Teen Health Materials Science Inorganic Chemistry Environmental Issues ... - Read More

Bio-tiles and heat-resistant biopolymers

Heat, Biopolymers
Even tiles can be organic if they are made of renewable raw materials They are more resource efficient than their ceramic counterparts and unlock new creative options for design Bioplastics made of polylactides PLA are ... - Read More

Engineering alternative fuel with cyanobacteria

Sandia National Laboratories Truman Fellow Anne Ruffing has engineered two strains of cyanobacteria to produce free fatty acids a precursor to liquid fuels but she has also found that the process cuts the bacteria's production ... - Read More

Chemical Engineer Koenig is Working Toward Better Batteries for Transportation

Released 12 20 2012 2 40 PM ESTSource University of Virginia Jan 16 2013 As fuel prices rise cheaper and cleaner forms of energy become more attractive and important to consumers Gas electric hybrid cars ... - Read More
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