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Engineers at Stanford Improve Solar Cells’ Efficiency By 2% Using “Invisible Wires”

By Dean Smith

An innovation by a team of Stanford scientists vastly reduces the amount of light reflected by metallic wiring on solar cells. The new technology makes the wires invisible to light, thereby dramatically increasing solar cell efficiency. Conventional solar panels have a basic grid design – metal contacts separate solar cells from each other, and they convert sunlight to electricity […]

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10 Extraordinary Buildings You Won’t Believe That Are Actually Real

By Dean Smith

1. Longaberger Headquarters (Newark, Ohio) 2. Wonderworks (Pigeon Forge, Tennessee) 3. Kunsthaus (Graz, Austria) 4. The Piano House (Anhui, China) 5. Krzywy Domek (Sopot, Poland) 6. Kansas City Library (Kansas City, Missouri) 7. Upside Down (Terfens, Austria) 8. The National Library (Minsk, Belarus) 9. Guggenheim Museum (Bilbao, Spain) 10. Cubic Houses (Rotterdam, Netherlands) BONUS: Mastya […]

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MIT Is Developing Software For Robot Astronauts Of The Future

By Dean Smith

MIT CSAIL team will develop algorithms to enable 125 kg (275 pounds) and 1.9m tall (6′3″) “Valkyrie” robot to serve in “extreme” deep-space missions. The Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT will be one of two university research groups, the other being a Taskin Padir led team at Northeastern University, in the US […]

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Researchers Invent Cheaper, Top Functioning LEDs

By Dean Smith

New type of LED, or light-emitting diode, developed by researchers at Florida State University may drive the lighting and display industry of the future. Findings posit that the new discovery is cheaper, brighter and easier to manufacture than current mos. Research on the properties of an organic-inorganic hybrid class of materials in The Sunshine State has […]

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Have Scientists Found The Cure For The Leading Cause Of Blindness?

By Dean Smith

Macular degeneration is normally a slowly progressive disease, although it is not unusual for some victims to experience rapid-progressive blindness that will affect unilaterally or bilaterally. This is an age-related disease that often affects individuals over the age of 60 years old. AMD will target and destroy the sharp, central vision, which is utilized for […]

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Brain Imaging Can Predict which Anti-Smoking Ads will Work the Best

By Dean Smith

With the help of functional magnetic resonance imaging, researchers from the universities of Michigan and Pennsylvania scanned the brains of smers while they watched anti-sming ads. The fMRI team at Michigan monitored 50 smers as they watched 40 different anti-sming images one at a time. They recorded brain activity spikes as the subjects cruised through the […]

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