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Video: Turning synthetic into biological—Scientists harness bacteria to bond silicon and carbon

By April Gocha / December 7, 2016

Researchers at California Institute of Technology report that, using directed evolution, they have convinced bacteria to biologically produce carbon–silicon bonds much more efficiently than synthetically catalyzed chemical reactions.

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First-of-its-kind ‘green’ antenna could double efficiency of solar cells

By Stephanie Liverani / September 4, 2015

There might be a new solution in the works for improving solar cell efficiency. Researchers from the University of Connecticut have developed a “unique, ‘green’ antenna that could potentially double the efficiencies of certain kinds of solar cells,” according to a news release from the American Chemical Society.

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