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Using fungi to create more environmentally friendly alternative to some plastics

By Damir Beciri
22 March 2013

fairy-ringFungi, with the exception of mushrooms we find tasty at some point of their lifetime, tend to be something we associate with moldy bread and stench. Fungal colonies composed of mycelia are found in soil and on or within many other substrates. Researchers at Union College are cooperating with Ecovative Design to use mycelia to… »


Organic sensors increase light sensitivity of cameras

By Damir Beciri
One Comment4 February 2013

tum-spray-on-coating-organic-sensor-1Analogous to way old camera films recorded light exposition onto photographic film, image sensors in digital camera convert the light from the lens to our digital photos. Researchers at the Technische Universit√§t M√ľnchen (TUM) have developed image sensors that consist of electrically conductive plastics which are more sensitive to light compared to their conventional silicon… »