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Colorless, non-toxic luminescent solar concentrator could turn any window into a power source

Scientists, at New Mexico-based Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), have developed the technology that could potentially turn any window into a power source. For the very first time, researchers have managed to build large-scale luminescent solar concentrators (LSCs) that, unlike their predecessors, are colorless, non-toxic and incredibly efficient. A type of building-integrated photovoltaic material, the device…





NERD: A Nanoscopic Humidity Sensor Built Using Graphene Quantum Dots and Bacterial Spores

While the age of robots is still very much prevalent, one can nevertheless discern a slow, yet unmistakable rise of another, quite related field of interest. By combining the intuitiveness of living organisms with the versatility of robots, researchers, across the world, are trying to develop highly-advanced biological machinery. As part of a recent study on bio-robotics…



Scientists develop the world’s thinnest transistor using silicene, a close kin of graphene

While the entire world is extolling graphene as a wonder material, scientists, working at the University of Texas at Austin, have developed the world's first silicene-based transistor. Identified through computer models, almost a decade before graphene was first isolated, silicene is a one-atom-thick allotrope of silicon. Despite its impressive electrical properties, silicene is widely believed to be…


Scientists work towards developing self-repairing, reconfigurable electronic circuits

Scientist, working at Switzerland's École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne(EPFL), have laid the groundwork for advanced, reconfigurable and self-repairing electronic circuits. Capable of reorganizing its internal pathways under the application of external stimuli, these circuits represent the future of adaptable electronics. The technology could likely give birth to multi-tasking microchips that can switch functions by altering…


Scientists developing bio-engineered ACL, created from nanocrystals

The unfortunate cases of people damaging their ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is pretty common in the realm of knee injuries, with over 100,000 ACL tears occurring in USA alone, every year. In case you are wondering, this ligament connects the femur with the tibia, and as such, most contemporary methods of rectifying the tear pertains…


EPFL scientists successfully create perovskite nanowires that might account for better solar efficiency

If you do take interest in the burgeoning field of solar-based technological applications, chances are that you are not unfamiliar with perovskite - the touted 'wonder material' with effective light-absorbing properties. But this time around, scientists at the École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland, have seriously notched it up a level by developing…