NANOTECH BREAKTHROUGH and VIABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, etc.
Date: Tuesday, November 08, 2005 @ 22:28:30 GMT
Topic: Science


NANOTECH BREAKTHROUGH AIDS QUEST FOR VIABLE ALTERNATIVE ENERGY SOURCES, November 08
At a time when oil prices are reaching record highs and people are bracing for winter heating bills, researchers at Wake Forest University's Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Materials have made significant strides in improving the efficiency of organic or flexible solar cells.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news7967.html

ROBOTIC ASSEMBLY OF FUEL CELLS COULD HASTEN HYDROGEN ECONOMY, November 08
Echoes of a "hydrogen economy" are reverberating across the country, but a number of roadblocks stand in the way. One of the biggest, experts say, is the high cost of manufacturing fuel cells. A new research project at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aims to tackle the challenge of mass production by using robots to assemble fuel cell stacks.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news8007.html

FINDING SUPERCONDUCTORS THAT CAN TAKE THE HEAT, November 08
By studying how superconductors interact with magnetic fields, Pitt researchers advance quest for higher-temperature superconducting materials.

Superconductors are materials with no electrical resistance that are used to make strong magnets and must be kept extremely cold-otherwise, they lose their superconducting abilities. Even the "high-temperature" superconductors discovered in the 1980s must be kept at around -300°F.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news7983.html

INNOVATION AWARD FOR IMPROVED RADIO FREQUENCY PLASMA REACTOR, November 07
An invention by researchers from Oxford's Department of Engineering Science won recognition from the Institute of Electrical Engineers at their inaugural Innovation in Engineering Awards recently. Professor John Allen and Dr Beatrice Annaratone won the Electrical Technologies category for their improved radio frequency plasma reactor. Plasmas are used in the manufacturing industry either to remove or to deposit material on various surfaces, with applications including the manufacture of electronic circuits and the production of films for solar cells.

Full story at http://www.physorg.com/news7951.html







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