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Is going ‘organic’ the key to flexible, next-gen consumer electronics?

By Stephanie Liverani / August 5, 2016

Many existing electronic devices use rigid, inorganic materials. So researchers at the Pohang University of Science and Technology in Korea are looking for ways to make electronic devices out of soft, organic materials instead.

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Now you see it, now you don’t—disappearing aquatic animal may hold key to future optical technologies

By Stephanie Liverani / July 28, 2015

Researchers at the Weizmann Institute and the Interuniversity Institute for Marine Sciences in Israel are taking a closer look at sea sapphires to figure out the science behind the “magic” of their seemingly instantaneous color changes and invisibility.

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Smarter materials for windows lead to innovations in energy efficiency

By Stephanie Liverani / July 24, 2015

Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing materials that allow windows to let light pass through without transferring heat and, on the flip side, to block out light while allowing heat transmission.

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Less platinum, better efficiency for fuel cells

By / August 20, 2010

The multimetallic nanoparticle created by Brown University chemists for fuel-cell reactions uses a palladium core and an iron-platinum shell. Credit: Sun Lab/Brown University According to a Brown University press release, researchers have created a unique core-and-shell nanoparticle that uses less platinum yet performs more efficiently and lasts longer than commercially available pure-platinum catalysts at the…

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Solar cells to be printed like newspaper, painted on rooftops

By / August 24, 2009

Solar cells could soon be produced more cheaply using nanoparticle “inks” that allow them to be printed like newspaper or painted onto the sides of buildings or rooftops to absorb electricity-producing sunlight. University of Texas, Austin chemical engineer Brian Korgel and his team have been working on this low-cost, nanomaterials solution to photovoltaics manufacturing. His…

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Say ‘cheese’ to turn graphite to graphene

By / August 13, 2009

Scientists worldwide are probably hitting their heads wondering, “Why didn’t I think of this!” The idea for a simple new process came in a burst of inspiration: Can a camera flash instantly heat up graphite oxide and turn it into graphene? Researchers simply hold a consumer camera flash over the graphite oxide and, a flash…

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