What the World Needs Is More Efficient Solar Cells. Solar pv technology has made fantastic strides in becoming a viable replacement for electricity made from oil,gas or coal in the last few years. However in general the efficiency of modern solar cells is relatively low compared to solar thermal or other forms of electric generation. New […]

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Until Now This Was Only Seen By Astronauts In Space. When it comes to the best views of Earth, weather satellites usually have front-row seats. But now, and until 30 December 2016, everyone can enjoy this very special view of the Blue Planet at the Gasometer Oberhausen.

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New Research Making Renewable Energy More Practical. Economical, reliable and efficient energy storage devices are the key to moving forward past fossil fuels to a society powered by clean renewable energy. Solar PV and wind energy technology provide clean power but it is from an intermittent source. To smooth this we need energy storage options and […]

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A New Use for 3D Computer Simulation Technology. University of Leicester archaeologists who discovered and helped to identify the mortal remains of King Richard III have created a 3D interactive representation of the grave and the skeleton of the king under the car park.

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Technology That Cab Detect Mosquito Born Diseases. Mosquitoes are deadly efficient at spreading disease. Despite vaccines and efforts to eradicate the pesky insects, they continue to infect humans with feared diseases like Zika virus, malaria and West Nile virus.

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Your car’s bumper is probably made of a moldable thermoplastic polymer called ABS, shorthand for its acrylonitrile, butadiene and styrene components. Light, strong and tough, it is also the stuff of ventilation pipes, protective headgear, kitchen appliances, Lego bricks and many other consumer products.

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The New Reality of Bench Top Particle Accelerators. Researchers propose a new way to improve the beam quality in laser wakefield accelerators, which are small and inexpensive enough to bring high energy physics experiments to a wide variety of universities and labs.

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A new study from NASA and Harvard University finds that climate change is diminishing an important link between droughts and the timing of wine grape harvests in France and Switzerland.

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Advances in Nanotechnology. I hate doing laundry and my wife tells me that I am bad at it. I wonder if this is a coincidence? Anyway, now thanks to the wonders of nanotechnology we may be close to manufacturing materials that clean themselves!

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New Security With Quantum Communication and Computing. The true with modern computing is that with enough computing effort even the most sophisticated security systems will eventually be broken. But a research team at the University of Sydney has made a major breakthrough in generating single photons (light particles), as carriers of quantum information in security […]

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