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Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Special Device Help Prevent Suddent Infant Death

Researchers from Germany's Fraunhofer Institute for Reliability and Microintegration IZM in Berlin has developed a new breathing sensor system that help prevent Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS). This syst...

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University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

University Installs Grass Lawn in School Library

Cornell University has built a grass lawn inside their school library as a part of a project of their institution's Department of Design and Environmental Analysis. The department is currently conducting a r...

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Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Wash Your Clothes in a Portable Washing Machine [Video]

Meet, the Scrubba, a portable washing machine, in form of a bag. This wash bag, allows people to do their laundry, on-the-go. The Scrubba is a lightweight, foldable bag that features small nodules to help sc...

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Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Fart-Deodorizing Underwear Sold in Japan

Thanks to Japan's new invention, the Deoest underwear, extreme farters can now release their foul smelling gas and prevent people near them from fainting. It is a fart-deodorizing underwear, created by Profe...

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MIT’s Cheap Solar Cells

Written on October 19, 2010 by Japhet Writ

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Next time, rather than closing the blinds on a sunny day, you'll just pull down the solar panel. MIT just got a solar cell coming you way that is as thin as a paper. It's so thin, you can use it as window blinds!

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology presented a research project yesterday. An Italian oil company, named Eni, funded the project that aims to create a cheap paper-thin solar cells. MIT revealed a prototype of paper solar cells that can generate enough current to light a small LED display. The trick behind the paper-thin solar cells is a layer-by-layer manufacturing process. Developed by a chemical engineer professor, Karen Gleason, and her team, five layers of solid material are deposited in a paper substrate. It is like a frost forming on a window, wherein water vapor turns solid on a surface. Thus this process can be done even at low temperatures.

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