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Solar cells that convert windows into energy producers


July 23rd, 2012 - 5:13 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 23 (IANS) Researchers have fashioned a new transparent solar cell that will not only permit windows at homes to generate power but also enable people to see outside.The ... Read more...

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Sun-powered plane flies non-stop for 20 hours


June 6th, 2012 - 9:48 pm ICT by IANS
Rabat (Morocco), June 6 (IANS) An aircraft of the size of an Airbus A340, fitted with 12,000 solar cells, took off from Madrid, Spain, flew about 800 km over ... Read more...

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Solar plane to make first cross-continent flight


April 25th, 2012 - 8:33 am ICT by IANS
Bern, April 25 (IANS) The world's largest solar-powered plane, Swiss-made Solar Impulse, will take its first-ever cross-continent flight in May or June.The plane, co-piloted by Bertrand Piccard and Andre Borschberg, ... Read more...

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Breakthrough to boost solar cell output by 40 percent


April 19th, 2012 - 12:45 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 19 (IANS) A breakthrough could boost the output of low cost solar cells in rooftop panels by a whopping 40 percent, making them much more viable as an ... Read more...

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Scientists create hair thin solar cells


April 10th, 2012 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
London, April 10 (IANS) Scientists have created solar cells so thin and flexible that they can be wrapped around a single strand of human hair.The ultra-thin film consists of electrodes ... Read more...

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NASA ex-consultant Darade wins distrct poll in Vidarbha


February 17th, 2012 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 17 (IANS) Indian scientist-turned-politician and former NASA consultant in the US, Balasaheb S. Darade Friday emerged the surprise winner in the Pangradole circle constituency in the Buldhana ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

This scientist left US job to fight Maharashtra local polls


February 1st, 2012 - 12:54 pm ICT by IANS
Buldhana (Maharashtra), Feb 1 (IANS) He lived in the US for over a decade. But the nanotechnology scientist left his cutting edge work when conscience beckoned him to help ... Read more...

Posted in Politics |

Now, power your home with ’solar paint’


December 22nd, 2011 - 1:19 pm ICT by IANS
Bangalore, Dec 22 (IANS) New research led by an Indian origin professor in the US heralds the day when one can apply a coat of paint on the outside walls ... Read more...

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US solar industry ‘injured’ by Chinese solar cells


December 4th, 2011 - 2:29 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, Dec 4 (IANS) The solar industry in America was "materially injured" by imports of solar cells from China, a US trade panel has claimed.All six commissioners of the US ... Read more...

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Dikshit flags off solar car for world show


September 17th, 2011 - 7:08 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit Saturday flagged off a solar car developed by students of Delhi Technological University (DTU) for participating in the 2011 World ... Read more...

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BHEL to set up 5MW solar power plant in Karnataka


June 18th, 2011 - 12:09 am ICT by IANS
Bangalore, June 17 (IANS) State-run Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd (BHEL) Friday bagged an order from Karnataka Power Corporation Ltd (KPCL) to set up a 5 megawatt (MW) solar power plant ... Read more...

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Soon, new semiconductors to provide speed in TVs, computer monitors


May 1st, 2011 - 5:08 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 01 (ANI): Researchers and display manufacturers have found a whole new family of materials, known as amorphous oxide semiconductors, to provide the speed and stability that next-generation TVs and computer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar power goes viral for peak efficiency


April 26th, 2011 - 1:43 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 26 (IANS) Scientists are now taking the help of genetically modified (GM) virus to substantially improve solar-cell efficiency.In a solar cell, sunlight hits a light-harvesting material, causing it ... Read more...

Posted in Sci-Tech |

Light-induced magnetic effect ‘can produce solar power without solar cells’


April 20th, 2011 - 7:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 20 (ANI): Newly observed magnetic effect induced by light can produce solar power making semiconductor-based solar cells redundant.According to scientists at the University of Michigan, a newly observed "dramatic and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New polymer-based solar-thermal device cuts heating cost by 40pc


April 5th, 2011 - 5:32 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 05 (ANI): Researchers have developed a new polymer-based solar-thermal device that could shave the cost of heating a home by as much as 40 percent.The device is the first to ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Quantum dots could make solar panels more efficient


March 26th, 2011 - 2:31 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, March 26 (ANI): New studies conducted by researchers at the Colorado School of Mines could significantly improve the efficiency of solar cells.Mark Lusk and his colleagues' latest work describes how ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Bacteria-inspired solar cell devices come closer to reality


March 24th, 2011 - 6:21 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): Researchers from the Washington University in St. Louis and the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory are studying nature's most efficient light-harvesting systems that could pave way ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Tata Power, Sunengy to launch floating solar power plant


March 22nd, 2011 - 7:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, March 22 (IANS) Private-run electrical utility provider Tata Power Tuesday said it has entered into a partnership agreement with Australian solar power company, Sunengy for building India's first floating ... Read more...

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Ultrafast laser to make solar cells more affordable, efficient


March 9th, 2011 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 9 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University's Center are developing a technology that employs ultrafast pulsing laser to help make solar cells more affordable and efficient.The technology will help experts overcome ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

‘Super skin’ that can sense a fly land


February 25th, 2011 - 6:32 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Feb 25 (IANS) 'Super skin' so sensitive to touch that it can sense a fly land on it has been developed and could allow robots or other devices to perform ... Read more...

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Solar panel energy - way to greener technology, or is it?


February 24th, 2011 - 6:01 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 24 (ANI): Solar energy is synonymous to green technology but what many don't know is that the process of making solar panels involves the use of potentially toxic substances and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mimicking photosynthesis key to inexpensive solar-powered jet fuel


February 21st, 2011 - 2:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 21 (ANI): Scientists at the Penn State University have said that making cheap hydrogen for automotive or jet fuel is possible by mimicking photosynthesis."We are focused on the hardest ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New solar-powered glass road to melt snow on roads


February 3rd, 2011 - 12:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Feb 03 (ANI): An expert has come up with a novel idea for dealing with snowy roads: replacing them with a glass surface embedded with solar cells that generate power form ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New ‘iron sandwich’ solar cells could help ‘buildings generate electricity’


January 31st, 2011 - 1:01 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Jan 31 (ANI): Scientists at Melbourne's Monash University have developed a new generation of solar cells that they say could lead to significant improvements in solar panel efficiency.The team used dye ... Read more...

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Now, 100K times more efficient transistors possible using molybdenite


January 31st, 2011 - 11:51 am ICT by ANI
London, Jan 31 (ANI): Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips are on their way as Swiss scientists have found a material-molybdenite- that has distinct advantages over traditional silicon or graphene for use ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New materials could make invisibility cloak technology a reality


January 26th, 2011 - 5:39 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 26 (ANI): Researchers at Purdue University are developing a new class of 'plasmonic metamaterials' as potential building blocks for advanced optical technologies, including ultrapowerful microscopes and computers, improved solar cells, ... Read more...

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Moth eyes inspire new film to boost solar power


January 21st, 2011 - 6:19 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 21 (ANI): Researchers in Japan have created a new film that when covered onto solar cells, can cut down on the amount of reflected light and help capture more power ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New solar cells repair themselves like natural plant systems


January 5th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Purdue University researchers have designed solar cells that can repair themselves just like plants do."We've created artificial photosystems using optical nanomaterials to harvest solar energy that is converted ... Read more...

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Solar-powered hornet that turns light into electricity found


December 25th, 2010 - 3:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 25 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the oriental hornet has built-in 'solar cells' that generate electricity from sunlight-a first in the animal kingdom.Study leader Marian Plotkin of ... Read more...

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New process improves solar cell efficiency by 20pc


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new process that improves the efficiency of polymer solar cells by 20 percent by increasing light absorption is the latest feat in solar technology, achieved by researchers ... Read more...

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Taiwanese tech-tree skyscraper complete with floating ‘leaf’ observatories


November 20th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Nov 20 (ANI): At first, it looks like a scene straight out off a Star Wars film, but the futuristic new Taiwanese skyscraper is set to dominate the skyline soon.The 1000 ... Read more...

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Solar cells could be used to treat cancer effectively, say scientists


November 17th, 2010 - 6:12 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 17 (ANI): Scientists are coming up new solar cell-powered cancer therapies that could make treatment faster, less painful and more effective.The new solar cells are similar to the black ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Solar energy bouncing off pavements ‘can melt ice, power streetlights’


November 10th, 2010 - 1:10 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 10 (ANI): Engineering researchers from the University of Rhode Island are examining methods of harvesting solar energy which is radiated off roadways to melt ice, power streetlights, illuminate signs, heat ... Read more...

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Video-game technology may accelerate new drugs’ development


November 4th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 4 (ANI): A new technology used in video games may help in speeding the development of new products and potentially life-saving drugs.C&EN Associate Editor Lauren K. Wolf notes that consumer ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Mumbai, Vellore students selected for German honour


October 25th, 2010 - 7:59 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Oct 25 (IANS) Two Indian engineering students, one from Mumbai and the other from Tamil Nadu's Vellore, have been selected for the prestigious Bayer Young Environmentalist Envoy (BYEE) honour and will ... Read more...

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