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Can Bees Make Tupperware?: Scientific American
"...it’s emblematic of the fact that there’s an enormous amount we don’t know about the world around us. It makes me wonder how many other things there are like this."
eco  materials  sci 
february 2012 by warrenellis
'Darker-than-black' metamaterial could lead to more efficient solar cells
"(PhysOrg.com) -- If typical black paint absorbs about 85% of incoming light, then a newly designed metamaterial that absorbs up to 99% of incoming light may be considered “darker than black." By taking advantage of the unique light-scattering properties of metamaterials, researchers have discovered that a hyperbolic metamaterial with a corrugated surface can have a very low reflectance, which could make it promising for high-efficiency solar cells, photodetectors, and radar stealth technology."
tech  solar  energy  materials 
september 2011 by warrenellis

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