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April 14, 2017

Graphene 'phototransistor' promising for optical technologies

Researchers have solved a problem hindering development of highly sensitive optical devices made of a material called graphene, an advance that could bring applications from imaging and displays to sensors and high-speed communications.
April 7, 2017

Low-cost ‘solar absorber’ promising for future power plants

Researchers have shown how to modify commercially available silicon wafers into a structure that efficiently absorbs solar energy and withstands the high temperatures needed for “concentrated solar power” plants that might run up to 24 hours a day.
April 4, 2017

Engineering the 5G network for our wireless future

When 5G wireless networks become commonplace, around 2020, they will deliver 100 megabit-per-second communications to ordinary smartphones, with peak speeds up to 10 gigibits per second — fast enough to download a full-length HD movie to a tablet in less than five seconds.
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