A new type of ultra-thin solar panel made from living organisms could lead to next-generation electrical devices that can be made on a home printer, researchers say.
For solar cell applications, a coating of synthetic brochosomes could increase light capture at multiple wavelengths and from every angle due to the 3D soccer-ball-shaped structure of the spheres, making it unnecessary to build devices to track the sun.
Researchers may have solved a key technical challenge with hydrogen storage, paving the way for industrial applications and widespread hydrogen cars.
The technology consists of a thin film of organic molecules that absorb invisible wavelengths of sunlight. These ultraviolet and the near-infrared wavelengths can then be converted into electricity.
‘Squirtable’ Elastic Surgical Glue Seals Wounds In 60 Seconds Emergency Treatments Could Be Transformed, Saving Lives
‘Squirtable’ Elastic Surgical Glue Seals Wounds In 60 Seconds Emergency Treatments Could Be Transformed, Saving Lives – A highly elastic and adhesive surgical glue that quickly seals wounds without the need for common staples or sutures could transform how surgeries are performed. Biomedical engineers from the University of Sydney and the United States collaborated on the development of the potentially life-saving surgical glue, called MeTro.
The science is in: Your sadness is electric. Research published yesterday in the journal Applied Physical Letters shows that lysozyme, a protein found in tears and bird egg whites, can produce electricity.