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2011-09-19 07:58:38

Researchers from the University of Toronto (U of T), the King Abdullah University of Science & Technology (KAUST) and Pennsylvania State University (Penn State) have created the most efficient solar cell ever made based on collodial-quatum-dots (CQD). The discovery is reported in the latest issue of Nature Materials. Quantum dots are nanoscale semiconductors that capture light and convert it into an energy source. Because of their small scale, the dots can be sprayed on to flexible...

2011-02-23 03:30:00

THUWAL, Saudi Arabia, February 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Researchers at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST) have developed a novel technology that could improve the quality, yield and disease resistance of current crop varieties. The implications for agricultural science are profound. In a paper published in the Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences, USA (PNAS) Jan 24th, 2011, Dr. Magdy Mahfouz and the research team discuss a new way of genetically...


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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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