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New silicon device converts blue photons into red photons

New silicon device converts blue photons into red photons

Science
Dec. 2 (UPI) -- Researchers have developed a new hybrid device -- pairing silicon with organic, carbon-based molecules -- that can convert blue photons into red photons, paving the way for more efficient solar energy conversion. Silicon's electronic properties make it a popular choice for a variety of technologies. The material, one of Earth's most abundant, is used to make everything from semiconductors to solar cells. But silicon isn't great at turning light into electricity. While silicon can convert red photons into electricity just fine, its attempts to convert blue photons, which carry twice as much energy as red photons, yields mostly wasted thermal energy. For the new device, engineers paired silicon with a carbon-based material called anthracene that converts blue photons into r...
USS Blue Ridge returns to Singapore as part of Asian deployment

USS Blue Ridge returns to Singapore as part of Asian deployment

Business
May 6 (UPI) -- USS Blue Ridge, the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship, arrived in northern Singapore on Monday as part of its deployment to Asia. The Blue Ridge, namesake of its class of amphibious command ships of the U.S. States Navy and the oldest deployable warship in the fleet, last visited the nation more than three years ago. "Seventh Fleet and Blue Ridge sailors always enjoy visiting the Lion City," Vice Adm. Phil Sawyer, commander U.S. 7th Fleet, said in a news release. "Our partnership with the Republic of Singapore Navy could not be stronger and we look forward to continuing port visits, exchanges and exercises as we have for decades." As part of the visit, Blue Ridge sailors will take part in several community relations events and explore the city on guided tours. Members of the 7th Fle...
Blue Jays prospect Guerrero blasts third HR in eighth game in minors

Blue Jays prospect Guerrero blasts third HR in eighth game in minors

Sports
April 24 (UPI) -- Toronto Blue Jays top prospect Vladimir Guerrero Jr. continues to impress, hitting his third homer in his eighth minor league game Wednesday afternoon. Guerrero Jr. is expected to join the Blue Jays roster soon to make his highly anticipated Major League debut. He has hit three homers for the Blue Jays AAA team in Buffalo. His third homer was an opposite-field blast in the seventh inning of a 5-4 win over Syrcause. On the day Guerrero went 2-for-5 for the Bisons, playing in his third straight minor league game for the first time in 2019. Guerrero is hitting .367 with three homers and eight RBIs for the Bisons, going 11-for-30 at the plate. Last season he hit .381 with 20 homers and 78 runs batted in across four minor league teams for the Jays. [embedded content] ...
Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish to enter 2019 NBA Draft

Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish to enter 2019 NBA Draft

Sports
April 11 (UPI) -- Duke Blue Devils freshman Cam Reddish joined teammate RJ Barrett and declared for the 2019 NBA Draft. Reddish announced his decision on social media Thursday and thanked fans and members of the coaching staff for his one season at the school. "This season was epic, and I am so thankful to have had Duke as a part of the foundation that prepared me to play at the next level," Reddish wrote. "Never forget -- I am a Blue Devil for life. Proud to announce that I will be entering the 2019 NBA Draft." Reddish averaged 13.5 points, 3.7 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 29.7 minutes per game this season. In the NCAA tournament, he averaged 11.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.3 blocks per game. Duke reached the Elite Eight before losing to the Michigan State Spartans. On Wedne...