Researchers at the Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory NREL are turning to extremely tiny tubes and rods to boost power and durability in lithium ion batteries the energy sources for cell phones laptops and ... - Read More
Chemists at the University of California Riverside have constructed liquid crystals with optical properties that can be instantly and reversibly controlled by an external magnetic field The research paves the way for novel display applications ... - Read More
Batteries do not age gracefully The lithium ions that power portable electronics cause lingering structural damage with each cycle of charge and discharge making devices from smartphones to tablets tick toward zero faster and faster ... - Read More
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Scientists at the U S Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory are seeking ways to synchronize the magnetic spins in nanoscale devices to build tiny yet more powerful signal generating or receiving antennas and other ... - Read More
Transparent conductive films are now an integral part of our everyday lives Whether in smartphones tablets laptops flat screens or on a larger scale in solar cells Yet they are expensive and complex to manufacture ... - Read More
As smartphones tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated the heat they generate while in use increases This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail ... - Read More
'Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature ' Y H Percival Zhang said 'So it's only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a ... - Read More
By relentlessly miniaturizing a pre World War II computer technology and combining this with a new and durable material researchers at Case Western Reserve University have built nanoscale switches and logic gates that operate more ... - Read More
Anyone who's stuffed a smart phone in their back pocket would appreciate the convenience of electronic devices that could bend Flexible electronics could spawn new products clothing wired to cool or heat reading tablets that ... - Read More
are topics that have received much attention in both the media and research community While the environmental footprint of IT devices is indeed significant a singular focus on their direct impacts ignores the indirect environmental ... - Read More
Ideas that Henry Ford taught a century ago about the advantages of continuous mass production are finding their way into the manufacture of one of the few remaining products still made batch wise the billions ... - Read More
Rice University scientists have unveiled a robust new method for arranging metal nanoparticles in geometric patterns that can act as optical processors that transform incoming light signals into output of a different color The breakthrough ... - Read More
Industrial chemists working toward new drugs and other goals as well as organic chemistry students now have a unique new resource to guide them through chemical challenges A trio of scientists from The Scripps Research ... - Read More
A team of scientists from Tyndall National Institute at University College Cork and the National University of Singapore have designed and fabricated ultra small devices for energy efficient electronics By finding out how molecules behave in ... - Read More
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