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Belarusian scientists involved in the battle for the sun

Belarusian scientists involved in the battle for the sunBelarusian scientists, together with colleagues from Germany have created a unique nanostructured material that will be used when creating a new generation of solar cells. The project was funded by the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

The main advantage of the new material is in its chemical composition and structure. In the solar energy photovoltaic cells are most often made of smooth wafer of silicon or gallium arsenide. Development of a Belarusian scientists is grown on a substrate with it columns. In appearance, it looks like "nanogazon" each "blade" which consists of three elements: tin, lead and antimony (Sn1-XPbXS) and has dimensions of 600 nm in height and 200 nm in width.

James Cameron gave his bathyscaphe scientists

James Cameron gave his bathyscaphe scientistsHollywood director James Cameron gives his bathyscaphe "DIPS Challenger" ("Deepsea Challenger") American Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.

It is at this submersible author of "Titanic" and "Avatar" has made in the past year, a single dive to the bottom of the deepest point of the oceans – the Mariana Trench. Cameron was personally involved in the development of submersibles and spent on its creation nearly 10 million dollars, the New York Times.

It is not known whether will go again in the foreseeable future, "DIPS Challenger" in the depths of the sea, but Cameron himself has assured that if you need it, it bathyscaphe to this completely ready. All depends on the availability of research projects and finance. The main thing is that the advanced technology used to create mini-submarine, will not be lost and will help in the design of new undersea vehicles.