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2011-11-30 04:43:34

A biomimetic antenna for gathering sunlight may one day transform solar-powered devices. Sometimes when people talk about solar energy, they tacitly assume that we´re stuck with some version of the silicon solar cell and its technical and cost limitations. Not so. The invention of the solar cell, in 1941, was inspired by a newfound understanding of semiconductors, materials that can use light energy to create mobile electrons–and ultimately an electrical current....


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Energy and Environmental Science
2012-04-25 18:41:46

Energy & Environmental Science is a peer-reviewed scientific journal published monthly by the Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC). The journal publishes original research and review articles, and publishes work of an interdisciplinary nature in the biochemical and biophysical sciences and chemical engineering disciplines. The following types of articles are published in the journal: Research Papers, Review Articles, Perspectives and Mini-reviews, Communications), Opinions and Analysis...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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