A 2D material that generates electricity from movement could someday be woven into our clothes

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The 2D material is known as molybdenum disulfide (MoS2).

A transparent, flexible material only as thick as an atom could one day power our electronics, according to a paper published to be published in Nature. And the best part is it could generate electricity from walking, running and other everyday motions.

 

 

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New transparent solar cells can be used on windows, smartphone screens to produce solar energy

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Transparent solar cell.

Developed by researchers in Michigan State University, a new material, called a transparent luminescent solar concentrator, can be used to cover anything that has a flat, clear surface. Transparent solar cell technology has been attempted before, but the energy the cells produced was poor and the materials they were made out of were highly colored.

 

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Scientists create flexible, transparent circuit that can lay on top a contact lens

Swiss Federal Institute of Technology researchers published a paper in Nature Communications describing an ultra-thin thin circuit that is small and flexible enough to wrap around a human hair or lay on top of a contact lens, opening up some interesting applications.

 

 

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Transparent, flexible ‘3-D’ memory chips may be the next big thing in small memory devices

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A flexible, transparent memory chip created by researchers at Rice University.

New memory chips that are transparent, flexible enough to be folded like a sheet of paper, shrug off 1,000-degree Fahrenheit temperatures — twice as hot as the max in a kitchen oven — and survive other hostile conditions could usher in the development of next-generation flash-competitive memory for tomorrow’s keychain drives, cell phones and computers, a scientist reported March 27…

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‘Reading Between the Lines’ – Belgian architects build see-through church

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Belgian architect duo Pieterjan Gijs and Arnuot Van Vaerenbergh have designed and constructed a see-through steel framed church.  In cooperation with Z33, the art museum of Hasselt, they are working on a five-year long installation project, where they will construct transparent churches throughout the country. (Pics)

 

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