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light-sensitive cells

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New nano-dots could mean cheap, paint-on solar cells

They're too tiny to see, but a new form of light-sensitive nanoparticles could flood the world with solar power.

By June 10, 2014

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Scientists print eye cells using inkjet printer

University of Cambridge researchers print two types of retinal cells from adult rats and hope the development could one day contribute to a cure for some types of human blindness.

By December 20, 2013

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Scientists shine a light on irregular heart beats

Biomedical engineers out of Johns Hopkins and Stony Brook say gentle beams of light -- instead of electric jolts -- could be used to treat arrhythmias in the near future.

By August 28, 2013

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How lasers can switch off cocaine addiction

Researchers find that, at least in rats, when they shine a laser light on a region of the brain associated with impulse control and decision-making, they can turn cocaine-seeking behavior off or on.

By April 4, 2013

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FDA approves bionic eye for adults with rare genetic disease

The Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System includes an eyeglass-mounted camera, a portable video processing unit, and an array of electrodes implanted onto the retina to allow the patient to detect light and dark.

By February 14, 2013

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SiOnyx 'black silicon' boosts solar cells with lasers

SiOnyx raises $12.5 million to commercialize semiconductor technology which treats silicon so it can capture more light for solar and imaging applications.

By October 20, 2010

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Using LCD projectors for... mind control?

Experiments out of Georgia Tech show that it's possible to use inexpensive components from LCD projectors to control the brains and muscles of tiny organisms.

By January 17, 2011

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High-res mini microscope ditches the lenses

Device that could scan blood and water for pathogens combines the chip technology found in digital cameras with microfluidics, the science of channeling liquid on a tiny scale.

By August 4, 2008