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Video: Researchers push limits of perovskite solar cell performance with new production technique

By Stephanie Liverani / June 15, 2016

Researchers from the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Lausanne, Switzerland, say they’re pushing the limits of solar cell performance and were able to achieve the highest performance ever measured for larger-size perovskite solar cells.

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$60 million in DOE support aimed at advancing solar technology

By Jim Destefani / November 7, 2013

The US Department of Energy last week announced awards totaling about $60 million to support innovative solar energy research and development of both solar materials to improve efficiency and so-called “soft” costs such as solar photovoltaic system design, permitting, and installation.

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And the winners are … graphene and brains!

By Eileen De Guire / January 29, 2013

The European Union is backing graphene and brains with the award of two enormous research projects. Credit: EC. Peter called it. Last week he told us about hints that the European Commission, the executive body of the EU, was going to award big research programs to support research on graphene and the human brain. Yesterday,…

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Solar reactor to make fuel from sunlight

By / December 27, 2010

Researchers have developed a prototype device that directly converts sun rays into fuels that can be stored. The BBC reports that the devices uses a quartz window and cavity to focus sunlight into a cylinder lined with cerium oxide. According to Gizmag, ceria is hygroscopic and will also absorb carbon dioxide. As the sunlight heats…

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Monday Materials Mind Candy

By / August 24, 2009

This is another video from Squidie showing an experiment with NOVA, a 10x10x10 3D LED grid system developed by ETHZ (Swiss Federal Institute of Technology). Images (from a webcam) become clear and then vanish as the viewer’s angle changes. The artists behind this experiment say the video doesn’t fully reveal the visual power of NOVA:…

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