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Penn scientists demonstrate new method for harvesting energy from light


September 9, 2013

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Electronic sutures that monitor surgical incisions for healing and infection. Electronic, shrink wrap-like films that cling to the heart, monitoring and regulating heartbeat and providing medical alerts. Flexible plastic electronic "temporary tattoos" that stick to the skin to monitor hydration in athletes. Researchers have shown a new mechanism for extracting energy from light that could lead to these revolutionary devices and also improve solar power technology.Full Story

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