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Bridging the nanoscale gap: A deep look inside atomic switches
A team of researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology has gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. (2019-07-19)
Toward molecular computers: First measurement of single-molecule heat transfer
Heat transfer through a single molecule has been measured for the first time by an international team of researchers led by the University of Michigan. (2019-07-18)
How the brain remembers where you're heading to
The brain appears to implement a GPS system for spatial navigation; however, it is not yet fully understood how it works. (2019-07-08)
One-molecule-thick coating to help improve disease and drug testing
A new breakthrough has the potential to improve sensors used to test for diseases and detect doping in sports. (2019-07-08)
Combing nanowire noodles
Brain-machine interfaces could one day help monitor and treat symptoms of neurological disorders, provide a blueprint to design artificial intelligence, or even enable brain-to-brain communication. (2019-07-01)
Understanding brain activity when you name what you see
Using complex statistical methods and fast measurement techniques, researchers found how the brain network comes up with the right word and enables us to say it. (2019-06-24)
Washable electronic textiles to usher in an era of even smarter wearable products
With the wearable electronic device market having firmly established itself in the 21st century, active research is being conducted on electronic textiles, which are textiles (e.g. clothing) capable of functioning like electronic devices. (2019-06-21)
NIST team supersizes 'quantum squeezing' to measure ultrasmall motion
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have harnessed the phenomenon of 'quantum squeezing' to amplify and measure trillionths-of-a-meter motions of a lone trapped magnesium ion (electrically charged atom). (2019-06-20)
Powering a solution: Professor takes charge at improving lithium ion batteries safety
Dr. Yu Zhu and his team of graduate students in The University of Akron's College of Polymer Science and Polymer Engineering are working to improve the safety of Li-ion batteries by creating a shear-thickening electrolyte -- a substance that can become thicker under impact, set between the battery's anode and cathode that will be impact-resistant, thus not causing a fire or an explosion upon any collision. (2019-06-19)
Making the 'human-body internet' more effective
Human body communication (HBC) uses the human body to transmit power and data, much like the internet. (2019-06-13)
Carnegie Mellon researchers develop semi-liquid metal anode for next-generation batteries
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon University's Mellon College of Science and College of Engineering have developed a semiliquid lithium metal-based anode that represents a new paradigm in battery design. (2019-06-12)
Inducing seizures to stop seizures
Surgery is the only way to stop seizures in 30 per cent of patients with focal drug-resistant epilepsy. (2019-06-11)
Research moves closer to brain-machine interface autonomy
A University of Houston biomedical engineer reports in eNeuro that a brain-computer interface, a form of artificial intelligence, can sense when its user is expecting a reward by examining the interactions between single-neuron activities and the information flowing to these neurons. (2019-06-11)
How electrical stimulation reorganizes the brain
Recordings of neural activity during therapeutic stimulation can be used to predict subsequent changes in brain connectivity, according to a study of epilepsy patients published in JNeurosci. (2019-06-10)
What causes battery electrode failure?
'It's impossible to have every single grain of rice identical in terms of their shapes and how far away it is to its neighbor,' Lin said. (2019-06-03)
Most detailed X-ray image of batteries yet to reveal why they still aren't good enough
A multi-institute team of researchers has developed the most comprehensive view yet of lithium-ion battery electrodes, where most damage typically occurs from charging them repeatedly. (2019-06-03)
The most complete study of battery failure sees the light
An international team of researchers just published in Advanced Energy Materials the widest study on what happens during battery failure, focusing on the different parts of a battery at the same time. (2019-05-30)
Noninvasive electrophysiological biomarker for Parkinson's disease
Novel measures of brain activity associated with Parkinson's disease (PD) can be detected with scalp electrodes, according to a new analysis published in eNeuro. (2019-05-20)
Applying precious metal catalysts economically
Researchers have developed a new method of using rare and expensive catalysts as sparingly as possible. (2019-05-15)
Clean and effective electronic waste recycling
E-waste recycling is far below what it should be to reduce its impact on the environment and human health simply because it is not economically feasible. (2019-05-15)
Wristbands do a health check while you work out
Nanotech-powered electrodes help solve the challenges of using sweat to assess biological conditions in real time. (2019-04-25)
Through thick and thin: Neutrons track lithium ions in battery electrodes
Lithium-ion batteries are expected to have a global market value of $47 billion by 2023, but their use in heavy-duty applications such as electric vehicles is limited due to factors such as lengthy charge and discharge cycles. (2019-04-19)
New fiber-shaped supercapacitor for wearable electronics
A novel family of amphiphilic core-sheath structured CNT composited fiber, i.e., CNT-gold@hydrophilic CNT-polyaniline (CNT-Au@OCNT-PANI) with excellent electrochemical properties for wearable electronics was explored by Huisheng Peng et al. in Science China Materials. (2019-04-18)
New discovery makes fast-charging, better performing lithium-ion batteries possible
Creating a lithium-ion battery that can charge in a matter of minutes but still operate at a high capacity is possible, according to research from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute just published in Nature Communications. (2019-04-16)
Stability improvement under high efficiency -- next stage development of perovskite solar cells
This review summarizes the state-of-the-art progress on the improvement of device stability and discusses the directions for future research, providing an overview of the current status of the research on the stability of PSCs and guidelines for future research. (2019-04-10)
Ready, set, go: Scientists evaluate novel technique for firing up fusion-reaction fuel
Article describes analytical confirmation that transient CHI, a novel device for starting up fusion plasmas, can achieve startup in future compact fusion facilities. (2019-04-10)
Fuel cell advance a breath of fresh air for future power alternative
In an advance that could help lead the way toward longer-lived green energy devices, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have revealed new insights about the chemical reactions that power fuel cells. (2019-04-09)
Prototype in precision
A finger print can serve as identification to access locked doors and more, but current scanners can be duped with fake or even similar fingerprints. (2019-04-05)
The brain's auto-complete function
When looking at a picture of a sunny day at the beach, we can almost smell the scent of sun screen. (2019-04-03)
Fullerenes bridge conductive gap in organic photovoltaics
Organic photovoltaics have achieved remarkably high efficiencies, but finding optimum combinations of materials for high-performance organic solar cells, which are also economically competitive, still presents a challenge. (2019-03-27)
Study shows how electricity-eating microbes use electrons to fix carbon dioxide
A Washington University team showed how a phototrophic microbe called Rhodopseudomonas palustris takes up electrons from conductive substances like metal oxides or rust to reduce carbon dioxide. (2019-03-22)
'Terminator'-like liquid metal moves and stretches in 3D space (video)
In the blockbuster 'Terminator' movie franchise, an evil robot morphs into different human forms and objects and oozes through narrow openings, thanks to its 'liquid-metal' composition. (2019-03-20)
Long-distance quantum information exchange -- success at the nanoscale
At the Niels Bohr Institute, University of Copenhagen, researchers have realized the swap of electron spins between distant quantum dots. (2019-03-18)
Researchers create hydrogen fuel from seawater
Splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen presents an alternative to fossil fuels, but purified water is a precious resource. (2019-03-18)
X-ray analysis of carbon nanostructures helps material design
Nanostructures made of carbon are extremely versatile: they can absorb ions in batteries and supercapacitors, store gases, and desalinate water. (2019-03-13)
Parkinson's treatment delivers a power-up to brain cell 'batteries'
Scientists have gained clues into how a Parkinson's disease treatment, called deep brain stimulation, helps tackle symptoms. (2019-03-12)
Less-invasive procedure helps surgeons pinpoint epilepsy surgical candidates
A minimally invasive procedure to determine whether patients with drug-resistant epilepsy are candidates for brain surgery is safer, more efficient, and leads to better outcomes than the traditional method, according to new research by The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). (2019-03-07)
Capturing bacteria that eat and breathe electricity
WSU researchers traveled to Yellowstone National Park to find bacteria that may help solve some of the biggest challenges facing humanity -- environmental pollution and sustainable energy. (2019-03-05)
Right electrolyte doubles novel two-dimensional material's ability to store energy
Scientists at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Drexel University and their partners have discovered a way to improve the energy density of promising energy-storage materials, conductive two-dimensional ceramics called MXenes. (2019-03-04)
Conducting research: Exploring charge flow through proteins
In a new study, Stuart Lindsay and his colleagues at Arizona State University explore a surprising property of proteins -- one that has only recently come to light. (2019-03-04)
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