Cheap solar cells made from shrimp shells


Researchers at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) have successfully created electricity-generating solar-cells with chemicals found the shells of shrimps and other crustaceans for the first time. The materials chitin and chitosan found in the…

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Research at MIT produces long-sought component to allow complete optical circuits on silicon chips


There has been enormous progress in recent years toward the development of photonic chips — devices that use light beams instead of electrons to carry out their computational tasks. Now, researchers at MIT have filled…

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