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February 6, 2016

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February 6, 2016

Jan. 30, 2016 — As radiation sources used to map disease and attack cancer grow in number and complexity, experts continue to offer the last word on accurate radiation doses. A lab fine-tunes instruments used by ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Researchers have observed polar vortices in a ferroelectric material that appear to be the electrical cousins of magnetic skyrmions. This discovery holds intriguing possibilities for advanced ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have a new recipe for batteries: Bake a leaf, and add sodium. They used a carbonized oak leaf, pumped full of sodium, as a demonstration battery’s negative terminal, or anode, according ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have shown that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and crystallite orientation. These pioneering ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — A research team at Umeå University in Sweden has showed, for the first time, that a very efficient vertical charge transport in semiconducting polymers is possible by controlled chain and ... read more

Jan. 28, 2016 — An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar ... read more

Cellulose Nanogenerators Could One Day Power Implanted Biomedical Devices

Jan. 27, 2016 — Implantable electronics that can deliver drugs, monitor vital signs and perform other health-related roles are on the horizon. But finding a way to power them remains a challenge. Now scientists have ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — A cost-effective catalyst material has been produced for fuel cells using a new preparation process which researchers analyzed in detail. It consists of iron-nitrogen complexes embedded in tiny ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — A researcher uses a long-standing problem as a solution that he believes could lead to better and less expensive cell phones and other ... read more

Jan. 26, 2016 — Computer modeling technologies are being developed to help engineers design better machines. The models are being applied to wind turbines, artificial hearts and gas ... read more

Energy Harvesting Via Smart Materials

Jan. 26, 2016 — A group of smart materials known as "electrostrictive polymers" have been explored for their potential mechanical energy harvesting ... read more

Jan. 22, 2016 — Civil engineers are working with the Federal Aviation Administration to perfect the de-icing properties of concrete that can conduct ... read more

Assessment Aims to Maximize Greenhouse Gas Reductions from Bioenergy

Jan. 21, 2016 — A study used a new method, never before applied to the energy sector, to assess the 'sustainability index' of various sources of energy, both conventional and ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Small voltage can flip thin film between two crystal states -- one metallic, one semiconducting -- new research indicates. The research involves a thin-film material called a strontium cobaltite, or ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — A lithium-ion battery that self heats if the temperature is below 32 degrees Fahrenheit has multiple applications, but may have the most impact on relieving winter 'range anxiety' for ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A 'high-gravity' one-pot process for producing ethanol from cellulosic biomass has been developed by scientists that gives unprecedented yields while minimizing water use and waste ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Electrical stimulation of human heart muscle cells engineered from human stem cells aids their development and function, researchers have demonstrated for the first time. They used electrical ... read more

New Methods for More Energy-Efficient Internet Services

Jan. 19, 2016 — Billions of people use the internet, which requires huge data centres and results in an enormous energy consumption. Researchers have now developed techniques and algorithms to manage and schedule ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — A new paradigm for the development of photo-bioelectrochemical cells has been ... read more

Jan. 18, 2016 — An international team of researchers has taken a step toward achieving controlled nuclear fusion -- a process that powers the sun and other stars, and has the potential to supply the world with ... read more

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