Author: Veronica Wignall

shrimp

Shrimp Shells for Cheaper Solar Cells

Scientists have developed an exciting method to make cheaper solar cells, using biological compounds found in shrimp shells. While currently in its early stages, this method could revolutionise photovoltaic technology by reducing the cost...

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Drought

New prospects for drought resistance?

Scientists have found a new way to make plants resistant to drought, by genetically modifying them to activate drought-fighting processes in response to chemicals that are already commonly used in agriculture. Using protein engineering...

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Drugs

Doping: a Cocktail of Chemicals

The prestigious cyclist Lance Armstrong was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles and his dignity in 2012, after finally confessing to using performance-enhancing drugs. Now, Armstrong has said that if asked to...

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