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Progenitors of the Living World

“And the Earth was without form and void” – before the emergence of life. Meanwhile, we know rather more about the early Earth, but...
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Building Better Batteries to Provide Renewable Energy Anytime, Anywhere

Research on lithium ion batteries — the power source for cellphones and nearly every piece of electronics we use daily — began at UC...
batteries

Surprising Discovery Could Lead to Better Batteries

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has observed an unexpected phenomenon in lithium-ion batteries—the most...
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Taking a Stab at Microbes

A powerful solution to the global spread of antimicrobial resistance could soon become available, thanks to A*STAR researchers, who have come up with a...
organic solar cells

Fast-Moving Electrons Create Current in Organic Solar Cells

Researchers at Purdue University have identified the mechanism that allows organic solar cells to create a charge, solving a longstanding puzzle in physics, according...
metals

Breaking Bad Metals with Neutrons

By exploiting the properties of neutrons to probe electrons in a metal, a team of researchers led by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE)...
memristors

Making the Internet of Things Possible with a New Breed of...

The internet of things is coming, that much we know. But still it won’t; not until we have components and chips that can handle...
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...
Transformation Maps

Global Transformation Maps Help Explain Fourth Industrial Revolution

The maps were first developed as a tool for understanding and visualising industries, countries and issues, and how they interact with and disrupt each...
Perovskites

Atomically Thin Perovskites Boost for Future Electronics

This research was conducted by a WPI-MANA research group led by Principal Investigator Minoru Osada and Director Takayoshi Sasaki of WPI-MANA at NIMS. Electronic...
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High-Performance Supercapacitor, Using Ultrasonic Spray Device

A team of researchers, affiliated with UNIST has introduced a novel manufacturing technology to form new materials, using ultrasonic waves used in medical diagnosis, humidifiers, as...
DNA strandsvideo

Using DNA Strands to Design New Polymer Materials

McGill University researchers have chemically imprinted polymer particles with DNA strands – a technique that could lead to new materials for applications ranging from...
Radical Molecules

Catching Radical Molecules Before They Disappear

While in most molecules, each electron finds a partner to pair up with, some electrons in radical molecules are left alone and unpaired. This...
vanadium

Heavy Oils and Petroleum Coke Raising Vanadium Emissions

Human emissions of the potentially harmful trace metal vanadium into Earth’s atmosphere have spiked sharply since the start of the 21st century due in...
human touchvideo

Less Than Skin Deep: Humans Can Feel Molecular Differences Between Nearly...

How sensitive is the human sense of touch? Sensitive enough to feel the difference between surfaces that differ by just a single layer of...