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Printed Solar Cells: Capturing Sunlight on Paper

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The cost of energy generated by solar power has drastically declined over the past 40 years due to new technologies and efficiency improvements. The latest invention in this field comes from Aalto University and Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Lausanne. Their scientists recently developed a simple printing process that allows to print pictures able to generate power.

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Future Links September 8th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a printed beetle trap, an iPhone app that turns photos into a printed magazine, a forecast for the Chinese 3D printing market, commuters as the targeted readership of a new magazine, a solar powered 3D printer for medical devices, the benefits of strategic packaging and Premier Papers program that lets customers get carbon capture certified. New on the drupa blog: 3D printed microbots can remove toxins from liquids.

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Revolutionized Nano-Circuit

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Scientists in the Department of Physics at the University of Warwick in the UK might have laid the foundation for highly efficient circuits. For the first time, they managed to measure the electronic structure of stacks of 2D materials which allows to understand the transfer of electrical energy, hence a stack’s performance as a semiconductor in a nano-circuit.

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