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'Double-duty' electrolyte enables new chemistry for longer-lived batteries

Researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible In a study published in the ... - Read More

'Double-Duty' Electrolyte Enables New Chemistry for Longer-Lived Batteries

Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new and unconventional battery chemistry aimed at producing batteries that last longer than previously thought possible In a study published in the ... - Read More

New design for mobile phone masts could cut carbon emissions

A breakthrough in the design of signal amplifiers for mobile phone masts could deliver a massive 200MW cut in the load on UK power stations reducing CO2 emissions by around 0.5 million tonnes a year ... - Read More

Surprising material could play huge role in saving energy: Tin selenide is best at converting waste heat to electricity

One strategy for addressing the world's energy crisis is to stop wasting so much energy when producing and using it which can happen in coal fired power plants or transportation Nearly two thirds of energy ... - Read More

New material coating technology mimics nature's lotus effect

Ever stop to consider why lotus plant leaves always look clean The hydrophobic water repelling characteristic of the leaf termed the Lotus effect helps the plant survive in muddy swamps repelling dirt and producing beautiful ... - Read More

Impurity size affects performance of emerging superconductive material

Research from North Carolina State University finds that impurities can hurt performance or possibly provide benefits in a key superconductive material that is expected to find use in a host of applications including future particle ... - Read More

High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes

By combining the powers of two single atom thick carbon structures researchers at the George Washington University's Micro propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that is both high performance and low cost ... - Read More

Mantis shrimp stronger than airplanes: Composite material inspired by shrimp stronger than standard used in airplane frames

Inspired by the fist like club of a mantis shrimp a team of researchers led by University of California Riverside in collaboration with University of Southern California and Purdue University have developed a design structure ... - Read More

Checking up on crude oil in the ground: Nanoreporters tell 'sour' oil from 'sweet'

Scientists at Rice University have created a nanoscale detector that checks for and reports on the presence of hydrogen sulfide in crude oil and natural gas while they're still in the ground The nanoreporter is ... - Read More

Following a protein's travel inside cells is key to improving patient monitoring, drug development

In science simple and accessible detection methods that can rapidly screen a large cell population with the resolution of a single cell inside that population has been seriously lacking said Virginia Tech chemical engineer Chang ... - Read More

Gold nanoparticles help target, quantify breast cancer segments in a living cell

Purdue University researchers have developed a way to detect and measure cancer levels in a living cell by using tiny gold particles with tails of synthetic DNA A team led by Joseph Irudayaraj professor of ... - Read More

Atomic switcheroo explains origins of thin-film solar cell mystery

Treating cadmium telluride CdTe solar cell materials with cadmium chloride improves their efficiency but researchers have not fully understood why Now an atomic scale examination of the thin film solar cells led by the Department ... - Read More

Following a Protein's Travel Inside Cells Is a Key to Improving Patient Monitoring and Drug Development

Released 4 23 2014 8 00 AM EDTSource Newsroom Virginia Tech Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Chemical ScienceApr 24 2014 ... - Read More

Refrigerant in car air conditioners: Refreshingly cool, potentially toxic?

The refrigerant R1234yf is being considered for use in air conditioning systems in cars Chemists at Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet LMU in Munich now show that in the event of a fire it releases the highly ... - Read More

Recycling astronaut urine for energy and drinking water

On the less glamorous side of space exploration there's the more practical problem of waste in particular what to do with astronaut pee But rather than ejecting it into space scientists are developing a new ... - Read More

Forever clean? Metal–organic 'micromushrooms' repel all

A clever chemical transformation yields surface bound microstructures that efficiently drive away oil and water based contaminants Natural surfaces that repel water such as lotus leaves or butterfly wings often have a rough microscale texture ... - Read More

Thermoelectric generator on glass fabric for wearable electronic devices

Wearable computers or devices have been hailed as the next generation of mobile electronic gadgets from smart watches to smart glasses to smart pacemakers For electronics to be worn by a user they must be ... - Read More

Fruit flies, fighter jets use similar nimble tactics when under attack

When startled by predators tiny fruit flies respond like fighter jets employing screaming fast banked turns to evade attacks Researchers at the University of Washington used an array of high speed video cameras operating at ... - Read More

Enzyme 'Wrench' Could Be Key to Stronger, More Effective Antibiotics

Released 4 10 2014 11 00 AM EDTEmbargo expired 4 10 2014 12 00 PM EDTSource Newsroom North Carolina State University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations ... - Read More

Engineers design 'living materials': Hybrid materials combine bacterial cells with nonliving elements that emit light

Inspired by natural materials such as bone a matrix of minerals and other substances including living cells MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving materials such as gold nanoparticles ... - Read More
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