• Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
    Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
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    Link:  The first self-charging power pack, On 2012, a research team at the Georgia Institute of Technology led by Professor Zhong Lin Wang fabricated the first self-charging power pack, or battery, that can be charged without being plugged into a wall socket or other source of electricity. Instead, the battery is charged by applying a mechanical stress,…

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  • Nanoelectronic circuits reach speeds of 245 THz
    Nanoelectronic circuits reach speeds of 245 THz
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    Link:  Ten thousands times faster than contemporary microprocessors. Researchers at the National University of Singapore (NUS) have designed and manufactured circuits that can reach speeds of up to 245 THz, tens of thousands of times faster than contemporary microprocessors. The results open up possible new design routes for plasmonic-electronics, that combine nano-electronics with the fast…

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  • Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
    Shiny quantum dots brighten future of solar cells
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    Link:  Quantum dots are ultra-small bits of semiconductor Matter that can be synthesized with nearly atomic precision via modern methods of colloidal chemistry. Their emission color can be tuned by simply varying their dimensions. Color tunability is combined with high emission efficiencies approaching 100 percent. These properties have recently become the basis of a new…

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  • Scientists Gain New Insight Into Mysterious Electronic Phenomenon
    Scientists Gain New Insight Into Mysterious Electronic Phenomenon
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    Link:  High temperature superconductors For more than a quarter of a century, high-temperature superconductors – materials that can transmit electric current without any resistance – have perplexed scientists who seek to understand the physical phenomena responsible for their unique properties.Despite their name, high-temperature superconductors are actually quite cold – roughly 250 degrees to 350 degrees…

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  • Novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
    Novel way to make ethanol without corn or other plants
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    Link:  Ethanol from CO2 Two years ago, Kanan and Li created a novel electrode made of a material they called oxide-derived copper. They used the term “oxide-derived” because the metallic electrode was produced from copper oxide.”Conventional copper electrodes consist of individual nanoparticles that just sit on top of each other,” Kanan said. “Oxide-derived copper, on…

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