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December 12th, 2017 at 10:40 am

Strange atomic ripples in graphene could unlock clean, limitless energy

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By all measures, graphene shouldn’t exist. The fact it does comes down to a neat loophole in physics that sees an impossible 2D sheet of atoms act like a solid 3D material.

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November 20th, 2015 at 3:54 pm

Scientists propose new laser that could make things hotter than the center of the Sun instantly

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A team of scientists from Imperial College London have proposed a laser model that can could heat materials to temperatures hotter than the center of the Sun in just 20 quadrillionths of a second. That’s 10 million degrees Celsius almost instantaneously.

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October 8th, 2015 at 5:30 pm

A cost-effective battery that stores surplus wind and solar power a step closer to reality

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A home battery that is cheap, durable, safe and as big as you like that could store solar or wind power is closer to reality. Harvard University researchers report that they have tested a “flow battery” that uses cheap and abundant chemical elements, can be operated with plastic components, will not catch fire and can operate at 99 percent efficiency.

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September 28th, 2015 at 11:51 am

Wave Solar – a solar home energy generator

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The Wave Solar is a home energy generator that makes electrical power, heat, hot water and air conditioning from a solar thermal panel.  The system is backed up by natural gas or propane for cloudy days or if the power goes out at night.

Wave Solar is one of the featured exhibitors at the DaVinci Inventor Showcase. The Inventor Showcase will take place October 10-11, 2015 at the NoCo Maker Faire. You will have a chance to take a look at the Wave Solar and many other amazing inventions.

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September 10th, 2015 at 3:45 pm

Single layer LEDs

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According to Florida State University (Tallahassee) a new formulation for light-emitting-diodes (LEDs) could make lighting systems using the as cheap as incandescent bulbs, . FSU has come up with an inexpensive single layer combo-organic/inorganic material formulation that can glow red, green or blue (or all three together for white LEDs).

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