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SOLAR CELLS THAT RUN ON INFRARED ENERGY Professor Ted Sargent of the U of T’s department of electrical and computer engineering and his team have developed microscopic solar cells that run off the infrared energy of the sun. The particles can be painted or sprayed onto surfaces and used as portable electricity. Cars coated in the stuff could keep their batteries charged; sheets unrolled in the desert could keep homes lit. The composite could even be sewed into clothing. Imagine: iPod running low? Just plug it into your shirt.