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Nanotechnology breakthrough enables conversion of infrared light to energy

by KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Phys.org

Invisible infrared light accounts for half of all solar radiation on the Earth’s surface, yet ordinary solar energy systems have limited ability in converting it to power. A breakthrough in research at KTH could change that.

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System provides cooling with no electricity

by David Chandler, MIT News

Passive device relies on a layer of material that blocks incoming sunlight but lets heat radiate away.

Imagine a device that can sit outside under blazing sunlight on a clear day, and without using any power cool things down by more than 23 degrees Fahrenheit (13 degrees Celsius). It almost sounds like magic, but a new system designed by researchers at MIT and in Chile can do exactly that.

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