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Hot electrons give up the goods

Harvesting the energy of so-called hot electrons in perovskites is surprisingly easy, suggests a study by the University of Groningen and Nanyang Technological University. The finding may help to increase the efficiency of perovskite solar panels.

Headlines

Vodafone probes Effect Photonics’ optical transceivers
Think tank: rejuvenate European IC design before building a fab
New investment primes Delft Circuits for industrialization
Amolf creates perovskite paintings by having the ink react with the canvas
National Growth Fund funds quantum and AI research agendas
TUE develops even smarter smart windows for greenhouses

If you already know everything, how will you ever learn something new?

Thermo Fisher software manager Reinier Perquin believes that providing his employees with training opportunities not only helps bring in new personnel, but it also keeps his people fresh.

In other news

Can photonic chips save Bitcoin? (MIT Review)
SpaceX Starship prototype blows its top (BBC)
This transforming drone can be fired straight out of a cannon (The Verge)

Why you’re a product + service business

Companies need to overcome their traditional biases and create an optimal mix of products and services, as well as a good mix of business models to satisfy the entire customer base.