Hydrogels used to make precise new sensor

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers are developing a new type of biological and chemical sensor that has few moving parts, is low-cost and yet highly sensitive, sturdy and long-lasting.
The “diffraction-based” sensors are made of thin stripes …

New solar cell self-repairs like natural plant systems

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Researchers are creating a new type of solar cell designed to self-repair like natural photosynthetic systems in plants by using carbon nanotubes and DNA, an approach aimed at increasing service life and reducing cost….

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