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From the lab to your digital device, quantum dots have made quantum leaps

Fri, 01/09/2015 - 4:51am
Quantum dots have not only found their way into tablets, computer screens, and TVs, they are also used in biological and medical imaging tools, and now researchers are exploring them for solar cell as well as brain imaging applications.

Wave energy integration costs should compare favorably to other energy sources

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 2:08pm
A new analysis suggests that large-scale wave energy systems developed in the Pacific Northwest should be comparatively steady, dependable and able to be integrated into the overall energy grid at lower costs than some other forms of alternative energy, including wind power.

Defects in solar cells made of silicon identified

Fri, 01/02/2015 - 5:27pm
A researcher has focused recent study on "defects found on silicon and their impact on the efficiency of solar cells made with this material."