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holograms

Two Holograms in One Surface

A team at Caltech has figured out a way to encode more than one holographic image in a single surface without any loss of...
driverless cars

How Will Driverless Cars Change How We Travel?

The idea of a completely autonomous vehicle is exciting — and a bit scary. As we envision future advancements on the road, many would like...
lithium-ion batteries

Flipping the Electron Spin

Lithium plating, the depositing of metallic lithium at the anodes of lithium-ion batteries, is one of the primary factors that limits charging current. The...
thermoelectricity

New Technology Using Magnet to Generate Electricity from Heat

University of Tokyo researchers and their collaborators at RIKEN observed an unexpectedly large thermomagnetic effect, called the anomalous Nernst effect, in an antiferromagnet, a...
computing

High-Performance Computing Cuts Particle Collision Data Prep Time

For the first time, scientists have used high-performance computing (HPC) to reconstruct the data collected by a nuclear physics experiment—an advance that could dramatically...
arctic sea ice

Arctic Sea Ice Loss Could Dry out California

Arctic sea ice loss of the magnitude expected in the next few decades could impact California’s rainfall and exacerbate future droughts, according to new...
methanol

Researchers Discover Breakthrough Process for Directly Converting Methane to Methanol

The direct oxidation of methane—found in natural gas—into methanol at low temperatures has long been a holy grail. Now, researchers at Tufts have found...
Superconductivity

Cuprate Materials Have Fluctuating Stripes That May Be Linked to High-Temperature...

Scientists at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and Stanford University have shown that copper-based superconductors, or cuprates – the first class...
catalysts

Researchers Compare ‘New’ and ‘Aged’ Catalytic Converter at the Nanoscale Level

Diesel vehicles today emit far fewer pollutants than older vehicles, thanks to a zeolite (hydrous silicate) catalytic converter that was invented around 10 years...
battery

New Battery Systems Will Provide Cheap Energy Storage for Wind and...

Denmark and many other countries around the world aim to increase the share of renewables in their energy system significantly. For this to happen,...
batteries

“Holy Grail” for Batteries: Solid-State Magnesium Battery a Big Step Closer

A team of Department of Energy (DOE) scientists at the Joint Center for Energy Storage Research (JCESR) has discovered the fastest magnesium-ion solid-state conductor,...
solar modules

Improving Outdoor Performance of Thin Film CIGS Solar Modules

The Competence Centre Thin-Film- and Nanotechnology for Photovoltaics Berlin (PVcomB) is contributing its expertise to improving copper-indium-gallium-sulphide (CIGS) thin-film production in the MyCIGS collaborative...
vehicle composites

Predicting the Future of Lightweight Vehicle Composites

Researchers at the Department of Energy'sPacific Northwest National Laboratory, along with experts from industry and academia, have developed predictive engineering tools for designing new,...
renewable energy

A Hybrid Renewable Energy Solution

Grid operators need to do more than simply distribute the electricity generated by wind farms and photovoltaic plants. They also have to ensure a...
neutrinosvideo

How the Earth Stops High-Energy Neutrinos in Their Tracks

Neutrinos are abundant subatomic particles that are famous for passing through anything and everything, only very rarely interacting with matter. About 100 trillion neutrinos...
2-D Materials

SLAC-led Study Shows Potential for Efficiently Controlling 2-D Materials With Light

Materials that are only a few atomic layers thick have generated a lot of excitement in recent years. These 2-D materials can have intriguing...
mitochondria

UCLA Bioengineers Discover Mechanism That Regulates Cells’ ‘Powerhouses’

UCLA bioengineers and their colleagues have discovered a new perspective on how cells regulate the sizes of mitochondria, the parts of cells that provide...
robots

Major Funding to Develop Robots for Extreme Environments

Autonomous Systems’ experts at the University of Liverpool are part of a major UK funding initiative to develop new robotic technologies to improve efficiency...
semiconductor

Eco-friendly Waterborne Semiconductor Inks Using Surfactant

A team of researchers at DGIST, led by Professor Dae Sung Chung of Energy Science and Engineering has developed a technology to produce environmentally...
batteries

New Batteries with Better Performance and Improved Safety

Phones, laptops, electric cars – batteries are everywhere. And to meet the expectations of today’s consumers, these batteries are increasingly light, more powerful and...