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Reflects Light Weakly, Absorbs Light Strongly

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Researchers at Rensselaer and Rice University have created the darkest material ever made by man. The material, a thin coating comprised of low-density arrays of loosely vertically aligned carbon nanotubes, absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light and one day could be used to boost the effectiveness and efficiency of solar energy conversion, infrared sensors, and other devices.  Read More
The World's Darkest Manmade Material
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Undergraduate Research at Rensselaer
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Physicists Mathematically Describe Cosmic Collisions
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* Two theoretical physicists describe the motion of interstellar shock waves — violent events associated with the birth of stars and planets. *
Physicists Mathematically Describe Cosmic Collisions
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Biochip Reveal Toxicity of Chemicals and Drugs
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* A new biochip could eliminate animal testing in chemicals, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals industries. *
Biochip Reveal Toxicity of Chemicals and Drugs
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Possible Pathway of HIV Revealed
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* Discovery furthers the push to develop healing uses for a deadly virus. *
Possible Pathway of HIV Revealed
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Destroying Anthrax Toxin and Other Harmful Proteins
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* New technology could enable innovative cancer treatment techniques and antibacterial coatings. *
Destroying Anthrax Toxin and Other Harmful Proteins
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