• Fabrication of CuSbS2 Solar Cells by Sulfurization of Thermally Evaporated Metal Stacks
    Author:
    Mariam Abou-Dahech (1), Nicholas Franzer (2), Rajendra Khanal (2), Adam Phillips (2), and Yanfa Yan (2)
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    19 July 2016 6:12 AM |

    In this article, the authors created CuSbS2 solar cells. They discovered that the cells' efficiency was affected by the formation of MoS2. By incorporating a layer of single-walled carbon nanotubes, however, they were able to prevent MoS2 formation and increase the device's efficiency.

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  • Bird Feeding Experiment: Do Wild Birds Feed in a More Wooded or Exposed Area?
    Author:
    Josee Westrich and Alice Garrity

    16 July 2016 3:54 PM |

    Habitat loss and global warming remain present-day issues that continue to place pressures on various ecosystems and their species. The authors of this paper performed studies over two years to understand whether birds feed more from wooded or exposed areas.

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  • An Exploration of a Honey-Ginger Supplement as an Antimicrobial Agent
    Author:
    Shelby Phillips, Pooja Patel, Erin Dixon, Kimberly A. Gonzalez*

    10 July 2016 1:19 AM |

    Due to the increase in antimicrobial resistance, alternative medicinal therapies are being explored. Studies have shown that honey and ginger alone have antimicrobial effects on the genera Staphylococcus and Escherichia, including S. epidermidis and E. coli. The authors of this study tested whether a honey-ginger supplement, Jengimielâ„¢, could be used as an antimicrobial agent against S. epidermidis and E. coli K-12.

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  • The Clinical Accuracy of Non-Invasive Glucose Monitoring for ex vivo Artificial Pancreas
    Author:
    Maya M. Levy (1) and Dr. Yair Levy (2)

    10 July 2016 1:09 AM |

    Diabetes is a serious worldwide epidemic that affects a growing portion of the population. While the most common method for testing blood glucose levels involves finger pricking, it is painful and inconvenient for patients. The authors test a non-invasive method to measure glucose levels from diabetic patients, and investigate whether the method is clinically accurate and universally applicable.

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