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Exploring nanomaterials for a solar breakthrough (photos)

MIT and oil company Eni open the doors to the Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center, where researchers are experimenting with materials and equipment for low-cost solar.

8 Images By May. 5, 2010


'RoboCop' not so sci-fi anymore

Nanosuits, powerful prosthetics, and brain-computer interfacing seemed far-fetched when the original movie hit theaters. Now, with a remake nearly three decades later, the plot is closer to reality than you may think.

By Feb. 11, 2014


Researchers getting closer to 'everlasting battery'

Imagine a world where the battery on your favorite device doesn't get low anymore. Researchers in Australia may have finally found the key to an everlasting battery.

By Jun. 21, 2011


Coming to a printer near you: Electronics manufacturing

At PARC, researchers are developing a new technology for printing everything from transistors to smart labels to semiconductors.

By May. 31, 2013


Nanowires give you heart of gold, literally

In the future, your heart could be repaired with gold nanowire cell patches.

By Sep. 28, 2011


Two for one: Quantum dot solar cells boost power

Researchers seek third-generation solar cells able to capture high-energy photons normally wasted as heat to boost solar efficiency and lower costs.

By Dec. 17, 2011


Stanford tweaks recipe for quantum dot solar cells

Researchers tinker with nanomaterials in an effort to improve the efficiency of cheap quantum-dot-sensitized solar cells.

By Feb. 22, 2011


MIT researchers print solar cell on paper

The Eni-MIT Solar Frontiers Research Center is experimenting with nanomaterials for solar cells that can be coated onto paper and other flexible substrates.

By May. 5, 2010


Do new water technologies stand a chance?

With stingy, risk-averse customers, it's tough to commercialize new water purification technologies. Start-ups are focusing on a niche to get a foothold.

By Jun. 15, 2011