Organic

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

New High-Powered Organic Batteries

Chemists from the University of Texas developed new organic batteries that offer lightweight energy storage. Unlike similar developments, their new battery does not rely on toxic heavy metals, making it a potential ecologic replacement for current batteries.   Illustration of ...

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Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Organic Solar Concentrator Developed

Covalent Solar of Boston, Massachusetts has developed an organic solar concentrator that traps specific wavelengths of light as it passes through glass, channeling the captured light into solar cells at the edges of the panels. The panels could be used ...

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Bio-Based Solar Cells

Bio-Based Solar Cells

The California-based “BioSolar” company has developed a novel technology to produce bio-based materials from renewable plant sources, which could significantly reduce the cost of solar cells. By replacing petroleum-based plastic solar cell components with bio-based materials, the company says it ...

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Printing Cheap Chips

Printing Cheap Chips

The San Francisco based Company Kovio has recently announced the development of a new process for printing transistors for memory and logic chips, as well as analog devices for radio transmitters. Since the technology uses commercial printing equipment such as ...

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Organic Farming to Feed the World

Organic Farming to Feed the World

Researchers from the University of Michigan have found that organic farming in developed countries could yield up to three times as much food on individual farms as low-intensive methods on the same land. Yields of organic and conventional farming methods ...

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New Cheap Organic Solar Cells

New Cheap Organic Solar Cells

A team of scientists including Nobel laureate Alan Heeger, Professor of physics at the Center for Polymers and Organic Solids at University of California, Santa Barbara, and Kwanghee Lee of Korea have created a new “tandem” organic solar cell with ...

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