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May 18, 2017 — Scientists have built high-capacity lithium metal batteries with anodes made of a graphene-carbon nanotube hybrid. The anodes quench the formation of damaging ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Membranes comprised mostly of water, that self-assemble in water have now been developed by scientists. They can filter out particles based on size, and can be easily disassembled, report ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Engineers have known for some time that calcium chloride salt, commonly used as deicer, reacts with the calcium hydroxide in concrete to form a chemical byproduct that causes roadways to crumble. A ... read more

Molecular Lego for Nanoelectronics

May 18, 2017 — The ability to assemble electronic building blocks consisting of individual molecules is an important objective in nanotechnology. An interdisciplinary research group is now significantly closer to ... read more

May 18, 2017 — Hydrogen is an alternative source of energy that can be produced from renewable sources of sunlight and water. A group of researchers has developed a photocatalyst that increases hydrogen production ... read more

Using Graphene to Create Quantum Bits

May 18, 2017 — In the race to produce a quantum computer, a number of projects are seeking a way to create quantum bits -- or qubits -- that are stable, meaning they are not much affected by changes in their ... read more

Not All Cool Pavements Are Created Equal

May 18, 2017 — Cool pavements can help keep cities cool, right? Yes, but according to new research many reflective pavements have some unexpected drawbacks relative to conventional pavements when considering the ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Roll-up computer screens and other flexible electronics are getting closer to reality as scientists improve upon a growing number of components that can bend and stretch. One team now reports another ... read more

May 17, 2017 — Chemists, materials scientists and nanoengineers have created what may be the ultimate natural sunscreen. They report the development of nanoparticles that mimic the behavior of natural melanosomes, ... read more

May 17, 2017 — A new study examining how ice forms from pure water found that the geometry of the surface that water is on can have an effect on whether or not it freezes, suggesting that surface geometry plays an ... read more

Green Fleet Technology

May 16, 2017 — New research addresses the impact delivery trucks have on the environment by providing green solutions that keep costs down without sacrificing ... read more

May 16, 2017 — This electron microscope-based imaging technique could help scientists optimize the performance of ionic liquids for batteries and other energy storage ... read more

Engaging Diamond for Next-Era Transistors

May 16, 2017 — Most transistors are silicon-based and silicon technology has driven the computer revolution. In some applications, however, silicon has significant limitations. Silicon devices are prone to ... read more

Managing Stress Helps Transistor Performance

May 16, 2017 — Scientists have developed a new CESL method that introduces tensile stress into both the channel and the drift region, improving overall performance by offering low drift resistance, high cut-off ... read more

Stiffer Soles Are Making Life More Comfortable for Some Diabetic Patients

May 16, 2017 — There isn't a one-size-fits-all approach when choosing the right footwear or inner sole to take away pressure from diabetic patients' feet. The body mass index (BMI) of diabetics indicates ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Materials scientists have written the recipe on how to use an oddball enzyme to build new biomaterials out of DNA. The work provides instructions for researchers the world over to build ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Scientists have developed the first flat lens for immersion microscopy. This lens, which can be designed for any liquid, may provide a cost-effective and easy-to-manufacture alternative to the ... read more

May 16, 2017 — Researchers have observed a new way of energy dissipation in graphene nano-resonators, outlines a new ... read more

May 16, 2017 — A paper-thin, flexible device not only can generate energy from human motion, it can act as a loudspeaker and microphone as well, nanotechnology researchers ... read more

Making Brain Implants Smaller Could Prolong Their Lifespan

May 16, 2017 — Many diseases, including Parkinson's disease, can be successfully treated with electrical stimulation from an electrode implanted in the brain. However, the electrodes can produce scarring, ... read more

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