Friday, July 21, 2017
Cathode

Scientists Design Promising New Cathode for Sodium-based Batteries

Scientists have designed a new type of cathode that could make the mass production of sodium batteries more feasible. Batteries based on plentiful and...
shock waves

Scientists Create First Laboratory Generation of High-energy Shock Waves That Accelerate...

Throughout the universe, supersonic shock waves propel cosmic rays and supernova particles to velocities near the speed of light. The most high-energy of these...
supramolecular

Supramolecular Materials with a Time Switch

Materials that assemble themselves and then simply disappear at the end of their lifetime are quite common in nature. Researchers at the Technical University...

Supercapacitors

UW Team Develops Fast, Cheap Method to Make Supercapacitor Electrodes for...

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries. They are in high demand for...

spidersvideo

Jumping Spiders Mimic Ants to Defy Predators

Humans aren’t the only actors on the planet. To avoid being eaten, the ant-mimicking jumping spider pretends to be an ant, according to Cornell...
video

Low-cost Smart Glove Translates American Sign Language Alphabet and Controls Virtual Objects

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a smart glove that wirelessly translates the American Sign Language alphabet into text and...
skin cancer

Diet Rich in Tomatoes Cuts Skin Cancer in Half in Mice

Daily tomato consumption appeared to cut the development of skin cancer tumors by half in a mouse study at The Ohio State University. The new...
weeds

Lakeshore Researchers Learn to Fight Weeds by Studying Them

On a humid late-June morning, University of Wisconsin–Madison junior Mel Jemiola reaches her clippers into the marsh and snips off the top of a...
astrocytes

Not All Astrocytes in the Brain Are the Same, Study Finds

From afar, the billions of stars in our galaxy look indistinguishable, just as the billions of star-shaped astrocytes in our brains appear the same...
Glioblastomas

Penn Study Suggests that Combining CAR T Cells with Existing Immunotherapies May Overcome Resistance...

Genetically modified “hunter” T cells successfully migrated to and penetrated a deadly type of brain tumor known as glioblastoma (GBM) in a clinical trial...
robotic fish

Researchers Pair Robotics and Information Theory to Better Understand Predator and Prey Relationships

With help from robotic fish, researchers at the New York University Tandon School of Engineering are demonstrating how information theory can offer insight into...
wave

The Wave Nature of Light in Super-slow Motion

Physicists at FAU and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (FSU) have accomplished a quantum leap in light research. They have managed to capture the behaviour...
Tetrahedronvideo

Running Light Around a Tetrahedron

The world has so far taken relatively little notice of Fürstenfeldbruck, a town located about 20 km from Munich. It certainly doesn’t rate as...

Study Suggests Route to Improving Rechargeable Lithium Batteries

batteries
Most of today’s lithium-ion batteries, which power everything from cars to phones, use a liquid as the electrolyte between two electrodes. Using a solid...

Lab Scientists Explore Electronic Properties of Liquid Electrolytes for Energy Technologies

Liquid electrolytes
Liquid electrolytes are essential components in a variety of emerging energy technologies, including batteries, supercapacitors and solar-to-fuel devices. "To predict and optimize the performance of...

Nanomaterial Helps Store Solar Energy: Efficiently and Inexpensively

solar energy
Field trials show that new catalyst material for electrolysers is reliable Efficient storage technologies are necessary if solar and wind energy is to help satisfy...