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batteries

Using Crumpled Graphene Balls to Make Better Batteries

Lithium metal-based batteries have the potential to turn the battery industry upside down. With the theoretically ultra-high capacity of lithium metal used by itself,...
Soft Microfibers

Bioengineered Soft Microfibers Improve T-cell Production

T cells play a key role in the body’s immune response against pathogens. As a new class of therapeutic approaches, T cells are being...
diamond

Diamonds’ Flaws Hold Promise for New Technologies

“Historically, people called these defects ‘color centers’ because when you shine light on a diamond you see a bunch of pretty colors come back,”...
fuel cells

Lifespan of Fuel Cells Maximized Using Small Amount of Metals

Fuel cells are key future energy technology that is emerging as eco-friendly and renewable energy sources. In particular, solid oxide fuel cells composed of...
semiconductor

Study Reveals Secrets of ‘Fluid-Like’ Heat Flow in Solid Semiconductor at...

Researchers are applying the same “hydrodynamic transport model” used to study flow in fluids to explain heat transport in a solid semiconductor, with potential...
Greenhouse technology

Greenhouse Technology Could Be the Future of Food

CU Boulder engineers have received a $2.45 million grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) to develop a scalable, cost-effective greenhouse material that...
computers

Texas A&M Researchers Make Advances in Control of Chameleon-Like Material for...

Researchers from Texas A&M University report significant advances in their understanding and control of a chameleon-like material that could be key to next-generation computers...
thermoelectric devices

Turning Heat into Electricity

What if you could run your air conditioner not on conventional electricity, but on the sun’s heat during a warm summer’s day? With advancements...
immunotherapy system

Researchers Develop a Remote-Controlled Cancer Immunotherapy System

A team of researchers has developed an ultrasound-based system that can non-invasively and remotely control genetic processes in live immune T cells so that...
soft biobot

UCLA Bioengineering Leads Development of Stingray-Inspired Soft Biobot

UCLA bioengineering professor Ali Khademhosseini has led the development of a tissue-based soft robot that mimics the biomechanics of a stingray. The new technology...
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A Catalyst for Change in Chemical Etching

Metal-assisted chemical etching, or ‘MacEtch’, is used to fabricate a range of nanostructures, but damaging movements of the catalyst during vertical etching processes hamper its wider...
Electronics Laboratory

Smart Buildings That Can Manage Our Electricity Needs

A smart grid that decides how best to distribute energy based on availability, cost and customers’ needs – that’s the energy concept being developed...
service robots

Industrial Robots More Flexible Thanks to Soccer and Care Robots

Dealing with the unexpected (read: non-programmed events) is a routine task for TU Eindhoven’s soccer and care robots. After all, you never know what...
air-conditionervideo

NUS Researchers Pioneer Water-Based, Eco-Friendly and Energy-Saving Air-Conditioner

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low...
stem cells

‘Decorated’ Stem Cells Could Offer Targeted Heart Repair

Although cardiac stem cell therapy is a promising treatment for heart attack patients, directing the cells to the site of an injury – and...
battery

Evaluating Electrodes: Researchers Identify Concepts to Measure Battery Performance

How do we know if a new battery is good? Batteries that perform well are invaluable to a number of resources that we use...