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Sunday November 6th, 2022 evening edition

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Scientists in Switzerland have reached a new efficiency record for transparent solar cells, paving the way for electricity-generating windows that could help power our homes and devices.

Also known as Grätzel cells, dye-sensitised solar cells (DSCs) are a type of low-cost solar cell that use photosensitised dye attached to the surface of a semiconductor to convert visible light into energy.

DSCs are transparent, flexible and can be manufactured in a wide range of colours for a relatively low cost.

These see-through solar panels are already being used in skylights, greenhouses, and glass facades.

In 2017, the Copenhagen International School inaugurated its new building covered by approximately 12,000 blue-hued but transparent solar panels that use the same DSC technology.

For reference, commercial solar panels currently have an average efficiency of around 20 per cent. »

Nancy Pelosi Urges People to Vote in First Public Appearance Since Attack on Husband

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The U.S. House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi, made her first on-screen appearance since her husband, Paul Pelosi, was brutally attacked with a hammer.

Pelosi stressed the impact of communities rallying together to vote, with a handful of tight races determining control of the U.S. Senate.

Believe that we will win — and help Get Out The Vote to make it so.-NP — Nancy Pelosi (@TeamPelosi) November 4, 2022. »

Diablo 4 Targeting April 2023 Release, Open Beta in February

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Blizzard’s Diablo 4 is reportedly targeting an April, 2023 release, with an early access open beta planned for February.

According to Job Clarke, the game will receive an Ultimate edition and an early access and open beta in February, 2023.

Diablo IV is an upcoming action role-playing game developed and published by Blizzard Entertainment, and is the fourth main installment in the Diablo series. »

Zoo Atlanta will allow people to carry guns after gun rights activist challenges

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Zoo Atlanta has updated its weapons policy to allow guests to carry guns onto its grounds.

"As was reported, Zoo Atlanta recently updated its weapons policy to prohibit guests from bringing guns onto Zoo Atlanta grounds.

"Zoo Atlanta continues to believe that its decision to prohibit carrying of guns onto Zoo Atlanta grounds is legally supportable and in the best interest of safety. »

Vladimir Putin approves secret deal for Scotch whisky to be smuggled into Russia

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Vladimir Putin has approved a secret deal for Scotch whisky to be smuggled into Russia –avoiding an exports ban.

The other big-selling Scotch whisky brands on the list are Black & White, White Horse, Lagavulin, Bowmore, Aberlour and Auchentoshan.

All were widely available in Russia until manufacturers announced the suspension of supplies to Russia following the invasion of Ukraine. »