The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE, Soitec, CEA-Leti and the Helmholtz Center Berlin jointly announced today having achieved a new world record for the conversion of sunlight into electricity using a new solar cell structure with four solar subcells. Surpassing competition after only over three years of research, and entering the roadmap at world class level, a new record efficiency of 44.7% was measured at a concentration of 297 suns.
In the lab, UGA scientists injected nanoparticles (NPs) into the mitochondria of cancer cells and activated the NPs with laser light to produce reactive oxygen species (ROS), causing cell death via apoptosis and necrosis. The dead cancer cells activated dendritic cells. When injected into the body, the dendritic cells then signaled T-cells to attack cancer cells. (Credit: Sean Marrache et al./ACS Nano)
Unlike Star Trek’s transporters, quantum teleportation does not physically transport objects. Instead it shuttles information about the properties of an object and incorporates those properties into a new object. For a simple particle like a photon, that’s just as effective as moving it: A photon that has the same polarization, energy and other attributes as another photon might as well be the same photon.
An ant provides scale in this false-color electron micrograph of the first solid-state device capable of quantum teleportation.
A Japanese company called Genepax unveiled their water powered car in 2008 in Osaka, Japan(1). It doesn’t matter if it’s tap, bottled, or lake water, any type of water can make this car run. An energy generator splits the water molecules to produce hydrogen and this is used to power the car. They use a membrane electrode assembly (MEA) to split the Hydrogen from the Oxygen through a chemical reaction. The cell needs only water and air, eliminating the need for a hydrogen reformer and high pressure hydrogen tank.
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