Using Light Based Communications For Serious Data Handling. The electronic data connections within and between microchips are increasingly becoming a bottleneck in the exponential growth of data traffic worldwide. Optical connections are the obvious successors but optical data transmission requires an adequate nanoscale light source, and this has been lacking.

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Today’s Commercial Solar Panels. Almost all of commercially installed solar panels around the world are made from crystaline silicon. This material is then “doped” with various combination of rare earth metals. However the majority of the composition of solar cells is silicon.

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Cheap Solar Energy Should Be Our Ultimate Goal. Berkeley Lab’s Cyrus Wadia envisions bringing electricity to the 1.2 billion people now living without it. The technolog to make this happen has progressed considerably since he made this video but the goal has never been more important.

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The first prototype of a sodium-ion battery has just been revealed by the RS2E, a French network bringing together researchers and industrial actors. This technology, inspired by the lithium-ion batteries already used in portable computers and electric vehicles, could lead to the mass storage of intermittent renewable energy sources.

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Non-toxic, edible batteries could one day power ingestible medical devices for diagnosing and treating disease. One team reports new progress toward that goal with their batteries made with melanin pigments, naturally found in the skin, hair and eyes.

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Advancements in Hydrogen Storage & Solar Photovoltaics. One of the hottest new materials is a class of porous solids known as metal-organic frameworks, or MOFs. These man-made materials were introduced in the 1990s, and researchers around the world are working on ways to use them as molecular sponges for applications such as hydrogen storage, carbon […]

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The Best Of New Green Energy Technology Research. There is no doubt that we need to do more to educate the next generations, not just in the sciences, engineering and math but also climate change and clean energy. The world needs the best and brightest to be working on solving the most pressing problems facing […]

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A team of the Lomonosov MSU researchers in collaboration with their German colleagues from the Institute of Polymer Research in Dresden (Leibniz Institute) managed to find a molecule that, to their opinion, could give the impetus to the development of organic electronics.

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A Solar Powered Space Craft Heads To Jupiter Juno is the first solar powered spacecraft and it is designed to operate at Jupiter’s distance from the sun. At Jupiter, Juno receives 25x less sunlight than it would at Earth. Its three large solar array wings, with more than 18,000 individual solar cells, produce about 500 […]

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A More Efficient Solar Cell Solar Photovoltaics work in a similar way to that of photosynthesis in plants. Light energy is absorbed and converted into a different form of energy. In this process, it is important to use as much of the of the sun’s light spectrum as possible and then trap the light from […]

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