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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,...
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...
viral hepatitis

Cellular Mechanism for Severe Viral Hepatitis Identified

KAIST medical scientists identified a cellular mechanism causing inflammatory changes in regulatory T cells that can lead to severe viral hepatitis. Research on this...
climate change

Using Data Mining to Make Sense of Climate Change

Big data and data mining have provided several breakthroughs in fields such as health informatics, smart cities and marketing. The same techniques, however, have...
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...
touch

A ‘Touching Sight’: How Babies’ Brains Process Touch Builds Foundations for...

Touch is the first of the five senses to develop, yet scientists know far less about the baby’s brain response to touch than to,...
graphene

Graphene Flexes Its Muscle

The Science Gas pressure was applied to a crumpled graphene membrane to cause it to bulge and stiffen. The result? The gas pressure revealed that...
block pain

Researchers Devise Decoy Molecule to Block Pain Where It Starts

For anyone who has accidentally injured themselves, Dr. Zachary Campbell not only sympathizes, he’s developing new ways to blunt pain. “If you have ever hit...
fusion device

Superconducting Tokamaks Are Standing Tall

The Science A persistent problem has dogged the largest fusion device in South Korea. The Korean Superconducting Tokamak Advanced Research (KSTAR) device has run successfully...
Arctic photosynthesis

Arctic Photosynthetic Capacity and Carbon Dioxide Assimilation Underestimated by Terrestrial Biosphere...

The Science Carbon uptake and loss from the Arctic is highly sensitive to climate change, and these processes are poorly represented in computational models of...
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...
molecular wires

Building Molecular Wires, One Atom at a Time

Electronic devices are getting smaller and smaller. Early computers filled entire rooms. Today you can hold one in the palm of your hand. Now...
video games

No Evidence to Support Link Between Violent Video Games and Behaviour

In a series of experiments, with more than 3,000 participants, the team demonstrated that video game concepts do not ‘prime’ players to behave in...
Electric Vortices

X-Rays Reveal ‘Handedness’ in Swirling Electric Vortices

Scientists used spiraling X-rays at the Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) to observe, for the first time, a property that...
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...
smart sensor

New Smart Sensor to Help Farmers Spot Lameness in Sheep

A new smart wearable device that can automatically detect lameness in sheep is being developed by veterinary researchers at the University of Nottingham and...
clawed frog

With Interspecies Hybrids, It Makes a Difference Who’s the Dad and...

With the occasional appearance of coydogs, pizzlies and ligers, it’s clear that different species can often interbreed, even if the offspring are infertile. But why...