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March 1, 2017

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March 1, 2017

As Thin as an Atom: A Revolutionary Semiconductor for Electronics

Feb. 23, 2017 — Semiconductors that are as thin as an atom are no longer the stuff of science fiction. A new two-dimensional material could revolutionize electronics, say ... read more

Liquid Hydrogen May Be Way Forward for Sustainable Air Travel

Feb. 23, 2017 — With sustainable solutions in mind, a new study looks at the energy efficiency of current modes of ... read more

Novel Plasma Jet Offshoot Phenomenon Explains Blue Atmospheric Jets

Feb. 21, 2017 — Physicists working with plasma jets, made of a stream of ionised matter, have discovered a new phenomenon. They found a new type of discharge phenomenon in an atmospheric pressure plasma. Their ... read more

New Hydronium-Ion Battery Presents Opportunity for More Sustainable Energy Storage

Feb. 20, 2017 — A new type of battery shows promise for sustainable, high-power energy storage.It's the world's first battery to use only hydronium ions as the charge ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — A complex with a proton pathway and stabilized by outer coordination sphere interactions is reversible for hydrogen production/oxidation at room temperature and pressure, researchers have ... read more

Efficient Power Converter for Internet of Things

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers have presented a new power converter that maintains its efficiency at currents ranging from 500 picoamps to 1 milliamp, a span that encompasses a 200,000-fold increase in current ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — Researchers may have just found a solution for one of the biggest stumbling blocks to the next wave of rechargeable batteries -- small enough for cellphones and powerful enough for ... read more

System Automatically Detects Cracks in Nuclear Power Plants

Feb. 17, 2017 — A new automated system detects cracks in the steel components of nuclear power plants and has been shown to be more accurate than other automated ... read more

Feb. 17, 2017 — The precise control of electron transport in microelectronics makes complex logic circuits possible that are in daily use in smartphones and ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new innovation could make printing solar cells as easy and inexpensive as printing a newspaper. Researchers have cleared a critical manufacturing hurdle in the development of a relatively new class ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — When is an internal combustion engine not an internal combustion engine? When it's been transformed into a modular reforming reactor that could make hydrogen available to power fuel cells ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — Gadgets are set to become flexible, highly efficient and much smaller, following a breakthrough in measuring two-dimensional 'wonder' materials, report ... read more

Wireless Power Transmission Safely Charges Devices Anywhere Within a Room

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new method developed by Disney Research for wirelessly transmitting power throughout a room enables users to charge electronic devices as seamlessly as they now connect to WiFi hotspots, ... read more

Feb. 16, 2017 — A new device has been built to recreate Earth's auroras and other space phenomena in miniature. The planeterrella is one of just a handful in the United ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers report a new bilayer material, with each layer measuring less than one nanometer in thickness, that someday could lead to more efficient and versatile light ... read more

Flashes of Light Offer Potential for Biomedical Diagnostics

Feb. 15, 2017 — Researchers were intrigued that living organisms emit small amounts of light resulting during oxidative metabolism, when oxygen is used to create energy by breaking down carbohydrates. The ... read more

Feb. 15, 2017 — Modern computer technology is based on the transport of electric charge in semiconductors. But this technology's potential will be reaching its limits in the near future, since the components ... read more

Making Sodium-Ion Batteries That Last

Feb. 15, 2017 — Lithium-ion batteries have become essential in everyday technology. But these power sources can explode under certain circumstances and are not ideal for grid-scale energy storage. Sodium-ion ... read more

Feb. 13, 2017 — Graphene's unusual electronic structure enables this extraordinary material to break many records of strength, electricity and heat conduction. Physicists have used a model to explain the ... read more

Feb. 10, 2017 — Most of us take turning the lights on for granted. In reality, the energy we draw from the electrical grid to brighten homes, freeze food and watch TV is part of a complicated and widespread system. ... read more

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