Mimicking the Veins in a Leaf, Scientists Hope to Make Super-Efficient Displays and Solar Cells

Mimicking the Veins in a Leaf, Scientists Hope to Make Super-Efficient Displays and Solar Cells

spectrum.ieee.org 30 Sep '16, 8pm

If you take a close look at a leaf from a tree and you’ll notice the veins that run through it. The structure these veins take are what’s called a quasi-fractal hierarchical networks. Fractals are geometric shapes in which each part has the same statistical character of the whole. Fractal science is used to model everything from snowflakes and the veins of leaves to crystal growth. Now an international team of researchers led by Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have mimicked leaves’ quasi-fractal structure and used it to create a network of nanowires for solar cells and touch screen displays . Indium tin oxide (ITO) has been the go-to material for...

Lock Up Your Raspberry Pi with Google Authenticator

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Lock Up Your Raspberry Pi with Google Authenticator

Raspberry Pi boards (or any of the many similar boards) are handy to leave at odd places to talk to the network and collect data, control thi...

X-Fab to buy assets of Altis: X-FAB Silicon Foundries has today announced that it will acquire th...

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X-Fab to buy assets of Altis: X-FAB Silicon Foundries has today announced that it will acquire the assets of

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Digitimes Research: Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers - Dig...

digitimes.com 30 Sep '16, 8am

Digitimes Research: Cellular IoT may have limited opportunities for mobile telecom carriers Benson Wu, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Friday 30 ...

Annual Council Considers Authority Document That Demonizes Many Church Entities

spectrummagazine.org 29 Sep '16, 5pm
Annual Council Considers Authority Document That Demonizes Many Church Entities

The Secretary’s Office of the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists (GC) has released a sweeping document on church governance and aut...

Qualcomm, NXP Discuss Merger, Say Reports | EE Times

eetimes.com 30 Sep '16, 8am

SAN JOSE, Calif. — Qualcomm is in talks to buy NXP Semiconductors for more than $30 billion, ...

.@Siemens to build 122 light rail vehicles #LRV for the US West Coast #Seattl...

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.@Siemens to build 122 light rail vehicles #LRV for the US West Coast #Seattle #PudgetSound

122 light rail vehicles for Seattle and Central Puget Sound area Munich, 2016-Sep-29 Light ra...

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