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Forget About Leprechauns, Engineers Are Catching Rainbows
February 14, 2013
University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research.
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