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10|13|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at the University of Cambridge Cavendish Laboratory say their new kind of hybrid solar cell could boost efficiency to 95% or more. ...

10|10|2014 PORTLAND, Ore. -- Researchers at the University of Washington (Seattle) claim to have invented a simpler fusion reactor that is more economical than a coal-fired ...

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