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A simple soak for a solar tune-up
15-November-2017

A mild post-fabrication doping approach can boost the solar conversion of quantum dot-based photovoltaic cells.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Sunny solution for killing E. coli
15-November-2017

Treating wastewater with solar irradiation shows promise in reducing two E. coli strains but a resilient strain persists.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Semiconductors with an aligned interface
15-November-2017

Efficiency gains come from tuning the properties of semiconducting materials by combining layers of different composition.

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Contact: Carmen Cecile Denman Institution: King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
 
Site of asteroid impact changed the history of life
10-November-2017

An asteroid, also known as the Chicxulub Impactor, hit Earth some 66 million years ago, causing a crater 180 km wide. The impact of the asteroid heated organic matter in rocks and ejected it into the atmosphere, forming soot in the stratosphere.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
 
Novel intermolecular surface force reveals actomyosin driving mechanism
7-November-2017

The actin and myosin complex (actomyosin) generates contraction force of a muscle utilizing the adenosine triphosphate (ATP) hydrolysis reaction. Many attempts have thus been made to explain the molecular origin of the actomyosin motility.

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Contact: Naoko Odajima Institution: Tohoku University
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