Researchers develop paint-on solar cells

solar paint

Titanium dioxide nanoparticles coated with cadmium sulfide produced a yellow paste that, when painted onto a transparent conductive material, generates electricity.

The next coat of paint you put on the outside of your home could generate electricity from light — electricity that can be used to power the appliances and equipment on the inside.

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Barcelona Gives Away ‘Olipots’ To Promote Kitchen Oil Recycling


Save that oil!

The mediterranean cuisine is known to be one of the healthiest, and yet, Spaniards like their fried tapas or churros every now and then. In 2010 the recycling centers, called ‘Green Points’, collected 195.136 liters of used kitchen oil from households, which only counts for 2,5% of the total oil used in one year by Barcelonians. In order to make recycling oil easier, Barcelona City Council has launched the Olipot, an easy to use bottle that helps you bring your old oil to the recycling centers. That way it does not contaminate the water but instead can be turned into soap, biodiesel and paint.

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How Ancient Greek Statues Really Look Under Ultraviolet Light


Ancient Greek statues were once brightly painted.

Original Greek statues were brightly painted, but after thousands of years, those paints have worn away. Find out how shining a light on the statues can be all that’s required to see them as they were thousands of years ago.


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Painter Misspells Town’s Name On Water Tower


A painter working on a Wisconsin water tower left behind one big typo. The mistake had Stoughton (STOH’-tuhn) residents scratching their heads. The new paint job had the town’s name without the second T. It was spelled “S-T-O-U-G-H-O-N,” rather than “S-T-O-U-G-H-T-O-N.”

It turns out a painter from Neumann Co. in Romeoville, Ill., had the correct information but simply forgot the second T when painting the 6-foot letters.

And the name was spelled right on one side of the tower. It’s just the side facing town that’s wrong…

You Can Lead A Horse To Canvas, But Will It Paint?


Some unusual art is on display in Citrus County, but it’s not the paintings, themselves, that are unusual. It’s who painted them.

Cheryl Ward said she considers herself an assistant to the artists, who paint in what she calls an “abstract expressionist” style.

She pours the paint and sets up the canvases, and her four horses do the rest…

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Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous

Fire-Tagging: Making Graffiti More Dangerous


For a split second there, it looked like graffiti’s future was purely virtual. There was the Wiispray controller, which simulated tagging down to the paint drips; and before that there were a number of “light graffiti” projects. But the taggers? They flouted that, and the medium has evolved: Fire tagging, as its known, is the process of spraying your tag, then lighting it on fire before the paint dries. (Pics)

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