The Black Silicon Will Be The Next Sophisticated Light Detectors!

Do you know that silicon has the ability to absorb light and produce electric current easily? Due to its specialty, silicon has widely being used for light sensors and solar cells. However, there are about half of the light from the sun, especially red lights and most of the infrared light can be easily passed through silicon, where it gradually decrease the efficiency of solar cells! For overcome this problem, SiOnyx, a brilliant company that based in Beverly, MA has developed a new type of dubbed black silicon, where it to be known can capture nearly all of the sun’s light! According to Stephen Saylor, a CEO of SiOnyx that the black silicon is like a sponge of light and it can generate hundreds of times more current than conventional silicon. Furthermore, this sturdy material makes it possible to use less silicon for light sensors and making the devices cheaper, smaller and lighter than ever before! In the other hand, the material could also be used to make hypersensitive infrared detectors, which it’s kind of new breakthrough application for silicon. Infrared detectors, which are mostly being used in fiber-optic telecommunications, astronomy and security systems, are made of gallium arsenide that…

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The New Breakthrough Solar Power Game-charger!

Since the Solar power was been introduced decades ago, it has going through a rapid changes, especially in last few years when there are many experiments has been carried out on it. According to the latest news from a group of researchers at Renssealaer Polytechnic Institute, they’ve discovered and demonstrated a new method for overcoming two major hurdles facing solar energy. By developing a new antireflective coating, it will help to boost the amount of sunlight captured by solar panels and allows those panels to absorb the entire solar spectrum from any angle! The research team decided to move academia and industry closer to realizing high-efficiency and cost-effective solar power.

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Brand New Energy-generating Shoes From NTT’s!

When the human beings existed in million years ago, our ancestor still having their bare feet and walking around like a Barbarian (Sorry, I have no offense about it, but our ancestor really an uncivilized living creature in the very beginning!) Thanks to the brain, human beings starting to involve throughout the time and in the end, we have becoming one of the smartest living creatures that dominate this mother Earth! The rapidly growing science and technology has bringing us to an advanced stage, where there are more and more incredible and marvelous gadgets have been introduced and available on the market. Everyday, there are over hundred or thousand of new invention being developed and under testing process. And, there are over 45%-50% of these specimen will be eliminated in the testing period. As a result, those gadgets that selling in the market place has already passed numerous tests! Let take this NTT’s Energy-generating Shoes as a sample. It’s a special shoe that can generate electricity when the user walking. The shoes have a small generator that has been attached to water-filled soles. Each of the steps will put pressure on the soles and it will cause the water to…

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Even The Ripped Scotch Tape Can Emit X-Rays Too!

You are living in a world that surrounding with many things, which most of them can be emitted X-rays in small or large amount. Beside of the X-rays scanner in clinic and hospital, there are still bunches of substances that can emit certain amount of X-rays, including the household stuffs, such as microwave, tanning lamps or even the Scotch Tape! A group of scientists discovered that the Scotch tape could easily emit X-rays, if you’re peeling the adhesive tape off its roll in a vacuum chamber. The researchers also have made an X-ray image of one of their fingers for the proof! The researchers still feeling very surprised and shocked that by only peeling the Scotch tape, it can generate such an enormous X-rays. The research group is currently doing a new experiment, where they will create a machine that can be peeled ordinary Scotch tape off a roll in a vacuum chamber in a speed of 1.2 inches per second. The rapid pulses of X-rays will be emerged from very close to where the tape was coming off the roll and X-rays will emit afterward! By the way, there is no any X-rays are produced in the presence of…

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It’s Time For Us To Travel Through The Space!

If you’re a big fan of Star Wars or Star Trek, then you must be amazed with all the space ships and space traveling, isn’t it? Have you ever wondered that maybe in one day, you can travel in the space and have a space adventure? Well, your dream will soon become a reality; where there is a new project named “Space Elevator” is on its way to be launched in the near future! A big conference discussing developments in space elevator is being held in Japan in this upcoming November, there are over hundred of engineers, and scientists from Asia, Europe and the Americas are working together. Their final objective is to build a lift that will take you directly to the one hundred-thousandth floor, straight from the Earth to the outer space! Well, it might be sound like a one thousand and one night’s tale here, but once it successfully built, the space elevator would be the most spectacular human artificial in humankind history! For your information, a cable will be anchored to the Earth’s surface and reaching tens of thousands of kilometers into space. This Space Elevator keeping its balance with a counterweight attached at the other…

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Watch Out For The Artificial Noses!

Every time when you watching the crime scene investigation (CSI) or other criminal series investigation programmes, you will be very familiar with the police officers that dragging those police dogs, which have been trained for several years in sniffing out drugs and explosives weapons to scouring around the suspected revenue. A group of scientists from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) would like to bring some good news to the public, where they have moved a step closer to create a high perception and accuracy “artificial noses” after years of researches in this field. According to the Shuguang Zhang, the associate director of MIT’s Center for Biomedical Engineering, he explained that although they have found a way to mass-produce smell receptors in a laboratory, but they still need to carry on the research to recreate smell, which it’s considering as one of the most complex and least understood of the five senses. The RealNose team will continue to work with researchers from all around the world to develop a portable microfluidic device, where it can be used to identify various smells, including those diseases with distinctive odors, example like diabetes, lung, bladder and skin cancers. [read]

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