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A ceramic tablet infused with silver or copper nanoparticles can disinfect water for up to six months. Called MadiDrop, the tablets are being developed for use in communities in South Africa that have little to no access to water.


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A paint containing titanium dioxide and semiconducting cadmium nanocrystals can convert sunlight to electricity.

Full story at Scientific American

Instead of installing solar panels on your roof—how about just giving your house a new paint job? Of course you’d have to be sure to use solar paint.

Full story at Scientific American

Taiwanese researchers have come up with the elegant idea of replacing streetlights with trees, by implanting their leaves with gold nanoparticles. This causes the leaves to give off a red glow, lighting the road for passersby without the need for electric power.

Full story at Popular Science

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Lightning may contribute to the onset of headaches and migraines, a new study says.

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