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Purdue NSF-funded technology flips the switch on the future for sustainable smart homes

September 27, 2018

A Purdue University technology system, which received a $450,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant, uses solar cells as optical antennas to transmit and receive information wirelessly between various devices. The light that activates the solar cells may come from ambient light or from a reader that actively illuminates the solar cell. Full Story

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The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency that supports fundamental research and education across all fields of science and engineering. In fiscal year (FY) 2018, its budget is $7.8 billion. NSF funds reach all 50 states through grants to nearly 2,000 colleges, universities and other institutions. Each year, NSF receives more than 50,000 competitive proposals for funding and makes about 12,000 new funding awards.

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