From lab to industry? Ideally ordered porous titania films, made at scale

IMAGE: (upper) Illustration of new high-throughput process for making ordered through-hole membranes out of titania. (lower left) Scanning electron micrograph of titania through-hole membrane. (lower right) Cross-sectional scanning electron micrograph of… view more  Credit: Tokyo Metropolitan University Tokyo, Japan – Researchers from Tokyo Metropolitan University have realized high-throughput production of thin, ordered through-hole membranes of titanium […]

Scientists develop a simple and scalable strategy to produce resin films with anti-reflective nanostructures–inspired by eyes of moths — ScienceDaily

There is a huge number of human problems that scientists and engineers have solved by drawing ideas directly from mechanisms found in other lifeforms, from Velcro to Japan’s famous bullet trains, the Shinkansen. Thus, it should not come as a surprise to know that many remarkable advances in anti-reflective coating were inspired by the peculiar […]

Scientists design novel transparent solar cells using thin silicon films, with efficient power generation — ScienceDaily

Today, the imminent climate change crisis demands a shift from conventionally used fossil fuels to efficient sources of green energy. This has led to researchers looking into the concept of “personalized energy,” which would make on-site energy generation possible. For example, solar cells could possibly be integrated into windows, vehicles, cellphone screens, and other everyday […]

Ultrafast camera films 3-D movies at 100 billion frames per second

A three-dimensional video showing a pulse of laser light passing through a laser-scattering medium and bouncing off reflective surfaces. Credit: Caltech In his quest to bring ever-faster cameras to the world, Caltech’s Lihong Wang has developed technology that can reach blistering speeds of 70 trillion frames per second, fast enough to see light travel. Just […]