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UK Researchers Develop Transparent Photoelectric Smart Device
2013-04-20 08:18:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Researchers at the University of Exeter have reportedly developed a new flexible and transparent photoelectric device that converts light into electrical signals by taking advantage of a pair of recently discovered materials. The device, which is detailed in the latest edition of the journal ACS Nano, exploits the unique properties of graphene, the thinnest conductive material on Earth, and graphExeter, the best-known room...

2013-04-19 19:16:33

Unique properties of graphene and graph Exeter combine to create a new flexible, transparent, photosensitive device Smart electronics are taking the world by storm. From techno-textiles to transparent electronic displays, the world of intelligent technology is growing fast and a revolutionary new device has just been added to its ranks. Researchers at the University of Exeter have developed a new photoelectric device that is both flexible and transparent. The device, described in a paper...

2011-04-06 22:59:58

A new drug delivery device designed and constructed by Jie Chen, Thomas Cesario and Peter Rentzepis promises to unlock the potential of photosensitive chemicals to kill drug-resistant infections and perhaps cancer tumors as well. Photosensitive chemicals are molecules that release single oxygen atoms and chemical radicals when illuminated. These radicals are very active chemically, and can rip apart and destroy bacteria, said Peter Rentzepis, a professor of chemistry at University of...

2008-07-15 18:00:43

Several scientific studies over the last 30 years have looked at the role of ultraviolet (UV) light in triggering the autoimmune disease lupus. UV light is invisible radiation from the sun and is also emitted from fluorescent lights. As many as half of the estimated 1.5 million Americans living with lupus experience abnormal light sensitivity, or "photosensitivity." People who are photosensitive develop a skin rash as a result of unusual reaction to sunlight or artificial light containing UV...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.