Friday, August 18, 2017
computers

Smart Computers

Filtering information for search engines, acting as an opponent during a board game or recognizing images: Artificial intelligence has far outpaced human intelligence in...
Spintronics

Atomically Thin Layers Bring Spintronics Closer to Applications

‘Spin’ is a magnetic property of electrons, which can take the values ‘up’ or ‘down’. It could be used to store, transport and manipulate...
battery

Researchers Clarify Mystery about Proposed Battery Material

Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three...

battery

Researchers Clarify Mystery about Proposed Battery Material

Battery researchers agree that one of the most promising possibilities for future battery technology is the lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) battery, which could provide three...

artificial catalyst

Enzyme-like Chemical Catalyst

Researchers at the University of Tokyo have developed an artificial catalyst system that selectively modifies chromatin—the substance in cells that forms chromosomes—through a chemical...
Chemical Reaction

Researchers Discover New Class of Chemical Reaction

A new study led by Michael P. Burke, assistant professor of mechanical engineering at Columbia Engineering, has identified the significance of a new class...
polystyrenevideo

Researchers Use Polystyrene to Make Next-Generation of Solar Panels Even Cheaper

Researchers from The University of Manchester are using polystyrene particles rather than expensive polymers to make the next generation of solar cells, which are...
myelin sheath

Discovery Sheds Light on Protein Key to Nerve Cells’ Myelin Sheath

Genetic mutations in PMP22 (peripheral myelin protein 22) cause a variety of peripheral neuropathies, underscoring the importance of the protein to a healthy peripheral...
stroke

UCLA Researchers Demonstrate New Material That Could Aid Body’s Cellular Repair Process

A research team led by UCLA biomolecular engineers and doctors has demonstrated a therapeutic material that could one day promote better tissue regeneration following a...
viruses

Viruses and Aphids That Help Crops? ISU Scientists Think It May Be Possible

Farmers often go to great lengths to keep viruses and aphids out of their fields, but Iowa State University scientists are imagining a future...
enzyme

Enzyme May Help Bacteria Become Craftier and More Dangerous

Virginia Tech researchers have discovered a new role for an enzyme that is well-known for fueling chemical reactions in bacterial cells. The enzyme, an ATPase...
smart devicevideo

Computer Scientists Use Music to Covertly Track Body Movements, Activity

As smartphones, tablets, smart TVs and other smart devices become more prevalent in our lives, computer scientists have raised concerns that these network-enabled devices,...
antibiotics

Antibiotics Found to Weaken Immune Response to Disease

Adding another reason for doctors to avoid the overuse of antibiotics, new research shows that a reduction in the variety of microbes in the...

Fewer Defects from a 2D Approach

solar cells
Improving the efficiency of solar cells requires materials free from impurities and structural defects. Scientists across many disciplines at KAUST have shown that 2D...

Illuminating Solar Energy

solar energy
While solar cells generate just 1 percent of the world’s electricity today, the International Energy Agency estimates that photovoltaic use will grow by 33...

New Battery Material Goes with the Flow

battery
A new material shows promise for batteries that store electricity for the grid. The material, created by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...