settembre, 2013

Watertight fabrics

Watertight fabrics

The dry tale of watertight fabrics Sourcing the perfect waterproof ensemble is an age-old tradition. It demands assertiveness and great daring, and many, sadly, have been left sodden in the process. But researchers in Poland believe they may have found the answer. Scientists at the Polish University of Technology in Lodz claim they have created a fabric capable of completely repelling liquid,...

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Polymer Solar Cells

Polymer Solar Cells

Visibly Transparent Polymer Solar Cells Produced by Solution Processing Polymer solar cells (PSCs) have drawn intense attention due to their advantages over competing solar cell technologies. Current progress in the power-conversion efficiency (PCE) of PSCs has reached a new record of 10.6% based on tandem architecture, demonstrating the promising future of PSCs as low-cost and efficient...

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Fish Embryos Mechanism

Fish Embryos Mechanism

UFZ researchers discover function of protein as transporter of toxic chemicals in the zebrafish embryo Leipzig/Dübendorf (Switzerland). Researchers at the Helmholtz Centre for Envi-ronmental Research (UFZ), together with colleagues from the Swiss Eawag aquatic research institute, have discovered a protein which transports chemicals out of the embryo of the zebrafish and in this way protects the...

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