Transparent Solar Cells

A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells
A new study has found that crops can grow in greenhouses with built-in transparent solar cells

Advances in transparent solar cells mean that soon we might be able to install them into windows and greenhouses. But in the latter case, would they deprive plants of vital sunlight? To find out, researchers at North Carolina State University grew lettuce under various wavelengths of light, and found that the plants did just fine. read more

New Cardiac Repair Patch

Scientists have developed an "off-the-shelf" cardiac patch that boosted recovery of damaged hearts in rats and pigs
Scientists have developed an “off-the-shelf” cardiac patch that boosted recovery of damaged hearts in rats and pigs
NC State University

One of the ways medical researchers are looking to offer heart attack sufferers a greater chance of full recovery is through cardiac patches. These medical devices are designed to help regenerate healthy tissue after the injury and restore the organ to proper function, and scientists at North Carolina State University have now developed an “off-the-shelf” version they say overcomes some of the dangers of other approaches. read more