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2011-03-17 20:02:54

TU Delft has demonstrated that the speed at which inexpensive solar cells are produced can be increased by a factor of ten "“ and that this can be achieved without any detriment to the energy yield of the cells. This will almost certainly result in a further reduction in the price of the cells, which are made of amorphous silicon. On Monday 14 March, Michael Wank defended his thesis on this subject at TU Delft. Crystalline silicon The production of electricity from solar cells is...

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2010-03-30 06:45:00

Using genetic sleight of hand, researcher Xinyao Liu and professor Roy Curtiss at Arizona State University's Biodesign Institute have coaxed photosynthetic microbes to secrete oil"”bypassing energy and cost barriers that have hampered green biofuel production. Their results appear in this week's advanced online issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences or PNAS. The challenges of developing a renewable biofuel source that is competitive with the current scalability and...


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  • A rich embroidered or brocaded silk fabric woven originally with a warp of gold thread.
'Baudekin' seems to be an alternative form of 'baldachin,' from the Italian 'Baldacco,' Baghdad, the city where the material was made.
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