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lithium-ion battery

Northwestern Researchers Predict Materials to Stabilize Record-High Capacity Lithium-Ion Battery

A Northwestern University research team has found ways to stabilize a new battery with a record-high charge capacity. Based on a lithium-manganese-oxide cathode, the...
carbon nanotubes

Making Carbon Nanotubes as Usable as Common Plastics

Northwestern University’s Jiaxing Huang is ready to reignite carbon nanotube research. And he’s doing so with a common chemical that was once used in household cleaners.By...
metallic glass

Artificial Intelligence Accelerates Discovery of Metallic Glass

If you combine two or three metals together, you will get an alloy that usually looks and acts like a metal, with its atoms...
Drug Delivery Scaffold

New Methodology Helps Study of Promising Targeted Drug Delivery Scaffold

Northwestern Engineering researchers have developed a new way to manipulate a virus shell that self-assembles from proteins and holds promise as a carrier for...
optical imaging lenses

New Method Speeds Up 3D Printing of Millimeter-sized Imaging Lenses

A new method to make a low-cost, high-quality lens quickly using a 3D printer has promising potential to create optical imaging lenses, customized contact...
Biotechnology

New Innovations in Cell-Free Biotechnology

A Northwestern University-led team has developed a new way to manufacture proteins outside of a cell that could have important implications in therapeutics and...
Catalysts

Design Approach Developed for Important New Catalysts for Energy Conversion and...

Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method...
optical and data storage, metabolism, Equilibrium

Design Approach Developed for New Catalysts for Energy Conversion and Storage

Northwestern University researchers have discovered a new approach for creating important new catalysts to aid in clean energy conversion and storage. The design method...
anti-static hair dye

Graphene Finds New Application as Non-Toxic, Anti-Static Hair Dye

It’s an issue that has plagued the beauty industry for more than a century: Dying hair too often can irreparably damage your silky strands.Now...
wearable devicevideo

Stretchable Electronics a ‘Game Changer’ for Stroke Recovery Treatment

A groundbreaking new wearable designed to be worn on the throat could be a game changer in the field of stroke rehabilitation.Developed in the...
optical materials

Fabricating Optically Active Structures

Northwestern University researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind technique for creating entirely new classes of optical materials and devices that could lead to light bending...
hearing loss

‘Exciting’ Breakthrough in Effort to Help Children with Hearing Loss

A Florida State University researcher joined an international team using brain scans and machine-learning algorithms to determine which areas of the brain were most...
brain data

WWII Code-Breaking Techniques Inspire Interpretation of Brain Data

By statistically analyzing clues intercepted through espionage, computer science pioneers in the 1940s were able to work out the rules of the Enigma code, turning...
eye trackingvideo

Car, Stroller, Juice: Babies Understand When Words Are Related

The meaning behind infants’ screeches, squeals and wails may frustrate and confound sleep-deprived new parents. But at an age when babies cannot yet speak...
nanoparticlesvideo

Scientists Capture Colliding Organic Nanoparticles on Video for First Time

A Northwestern University research team is the first to capture on video organic nanoparticles colliding and fusing together. This unprecedented view of “chemistry in...
kidney transplant

Small Changes to Organ Procurement System Could Lead to More Life-Saving...

Slight changes to the system for allocating deceased-donor kidneys could result in higher rates of organ procurement and lead to more kidney transplants across...
cancer

Nanoshells Could Deliver More Chemo with Fewer Side Effects

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to...
Earthquakes

Do Earthquakes Have a ‘Tell’?

Researchers have long had good reason to believe that earthquakes are inherently unpredictable. But a new finding from Northwestern University might be a seismic...
larval zebrafish

Neuroscientists Explore the Risky Business of Self-Preservation

A critical survival decision for all animals is when, where and how to escape from a looming threat. A Northwestern University research team using...
electrical circuits

A New Way to Print Electrical Circuits

Within 15 minutes of meeting Mark Hersam, PhD, a renowned nanotechnology expert and professor of materials science and engineering at Northwestern University, Ethan Secor...