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lithium-ion batteries

Batteries—Solid-Liquid Interface

By studying the inner workings of lithium-ion batteries, Oak Ridge National Laboratory researchers have developed a highly sensitive technique to characterize and measure at...
hydrogelvideo

A Hydrogel That Adheres Firmly to Cartilage and Meniscus

Some types of body tissue, like cartilage and meniscus, have little or no blood supply and are unable to heal if damaged. One promising...
Flexible electronic skinvideo

Flexible Electronic Skin Aids Human-Machine Interactions

Human skin contains sensitive nerve cells that detect pressure, temperature and other sensations that allow tactile interactions with the environment. To help robots and...
Fight Drug Addiction

How Exercise Could Help Fight Drug Addiction

The siren call of addictive drugs can be hard to resist, and returning to the environment where drugs were previously taken can make resistance...
polymer nanostructures

Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response...
Carbon fiber

Self-Sensing Materials Are Here

Carbon fiber composites—lightweight and strong—are great structural materials for automobiles, aircraft and other transportation vehicles. They consist of a polymer matrix, such as epoxy,...
MicroED

Structure-ID Technique Could Shift Chemistry to Warp Speed

Work that previously could have taken chemists months can now be done in minutes.Using a technique called microcrystal electron diffraction, or MicroED, scientists need...
graphene-based detectors

Detecting Light in a Different Dimension

Scientists from the Center for Functional Nanomaterials (CFN)—a U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Science User Facility at Brookhaven National Laboratory—have dramatically improved the response...
wearable biosensors

UMass Amherst Materials Scientists Create Fabric Alternative to Batteries for Wearable...

A major factor holding back development of wearable biosensors for health monitoring is the lack of a lightweight, long-lasting power supply. Now scientists at...
kidney transplant

Standing in for a Kidney, MXene Materials Could Give Dialysis Patients...

For more than 3 million people around the world, kidney failure is a life-altering diagnosis, if not a life-threatening one. While about 17 percent...
Omniphobic

A New Approach to Liquid-Repelling Surfaces

“Omniphobic” might sound like a way to describe someone who is afraid of everything, but it actually refers to a special type of surface...
Lithium-Ion Batteries

3D-Printed Lithium-Ion Batteries

Electric vehicles and most electronic devices, such as cell phones and laptop computers, are powered by lithium-ion batteries. Until now, manufacturers have had to...
Wearable Artificial Kidney

Taking Steps Toward a Wearable Artificial Kidney

There just aren’t enough kidney transplants available for the millions of people with renal failure. Aside from a transplant, the only alternative for patients...
Antimicrobial Materials

Approach Paves Way for New Generation of Antimicrobial Materials

Researchers at North Carolina State University have successfully incorporated “photosensitizers” into a range of polymers, giving those materials the ability to render bacteria and...
Hybrid Power Devices

Scientists Develop New Hybrid Power Devices Based on Fuel Cells and...

A research group led by Prof. SUN Gongquan and Prof. WANG Suli from the Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics (DICP) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences...
catalyst

Single Atoms Break Carbon’s Strongest Bond

An international team of scientists including researchers at Yale University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have developed a new...
Chemotherapy

Paintable Chemotherapy Shrinks Skin Tumors in Mice

Skin acts as the first line of defense against pathogens and other harmful material from outside the body. Yet this barrier also excludes some...
Synthetic Organelle

Synthetic Organelle Shows How Tiny Puddle-Organs in our Cells Work

A couple of sugars, a dash of enzymes, a pinch of salt, a splash of polyethylene glycol, carefully arranged in watery baths. And researchers...
Solar Steam Generator

Origami Inspires Highly Efficient Solar Steam Generator

Water covers most of the globe, yet many regions still suffer from a lack of clean drinking water. If scientists could efficiently and sustainably...
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A New Dimension for Batteries

Engineers at the University of Maryland have created a thin battery, made of a few million carefully constructed “microbatteries” in a square inch.  Each...