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Forget About Leprechauns, Engineers Are Catching Rainbows

February 14, 2013

the hyperbolic metamaterial waveguide University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology and other areas of research. Full Story

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