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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Reading Between the Lines

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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Transparent BubbleTree – A Tent That Gives Camper A Great View of the Night Sky

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Bubble tent

For those who are planning to unwind among nature during the holiday season, French designer Pierre Stephane Dumas has designed a series of luxury tents “BubbleTree” for a fun-filled camping experience. The inflatable bubble tents are decked out with wardrobes, sofas and electric lights for a comfortable stay.And, the series feature CristalBubble, a completely transparent tent for the exhibitionists, while “Cocooning” is the version for those who seek privacy. Continue reading… “Transparent BubbleTree – A Tent That Gives Camper A Great View of the Night Sky”

Airbus Hopes to Build Transparent Passenger Plane

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This is your captain speaking, your plane is about to become invisible!

Aircraft manufacturer Airbus has revealed it hopes to build a passenger plane with a completely transparent fuselage. At the push of a button the captain would send an electrical pulse through a hi-tech ceramic skin making the main body of the plane see-through, Der Spiegel reports.

 

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The Transparent House – New Italian Glass Architecture

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Transparent house

 A meeting of transparencies that heightens the senses.   A collaboration with founder Carlo Santambrogio and designer Ennio Arosio, their ‘Simplicity’ range features a series of iconic furniture pieces, beds, sofas and bookcases, along with architectural elements such as staircases and kitchens, all fashioned from ‘extraclear’ glass, that are elegant and distinctive, whilst perfectly complimenting their surroundings. (Pics)

 

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Ultimate See-Through Speakers

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Ferguson Hill’s transparent speakers

Check out Ferguson Hill’s transparent designed speakers. As you can plainly see, the FH001 is a horn speaker made of clear acrylic. Horns are among the oldest speaker designs because they are incredibly efficient, and they also extend the low-frequency range of the driver. As a result, the FH001 boasts an efficiency of 100dB/W/m and needs only 3 to 50 watts of amp power, making it ideal for tube-based power amps so beloved by many audiophiles. And its frequency range is an astounding 150Hz-20kHz (±5dB) with no crossover. (Pics)

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‘See Through’ Bikini Lets You Tan All Over

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Kiniki’s tan-through bikini is made of a special fabric that allows sunlight to penetrate through microscopic holes.

It is the curse of sun-kissed holidays – the dreaded zebra crossing look caused by wearing swimwear on the beach. But tanlines could become a thing of the past after a firm developed a range of ‘see-through’ swimming costumes. (Pics)

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