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Coming Soon: Improved Lithium Ion Batteries?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rechargeable lithium ion batteries provide portable devices that require a lot of energy, such as mobile telephones, digital cameras, and notebook computers, with power. However, their capacity, and thus ...

Nov 19, 2008
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Hair Reveals Where Murder Victims Drank Water

University of Utah scientists developed a new crime-fighting tool by showing that human hair reveals the general location where a person drank water, helping police track past movements of criminal suspects ...

Feb 25, 2008
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Money doesn't grow on trees, but gasoline might

Researchers have made a breakthrough in the development of "green gasoline," a liquid identical to standard gasoline yet created from sustainable biomass sources like switchgrass and poplar trees.

Apr 07, 2008
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Hydrogen-powered lawnmowers?

In a breakthrough that could make fuel cells practical for such small machines as lawnmowers and chainsaws, researchers have developed a new mechanism to efficiently control hydrogen fuel cell power.

Jan 23, 2007
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New water-splitting catalyst found

(PhysOrg.com) -- Expanding on work published two years ago, MIT's Daniel Nocera and his associates have found yet another formulation, based on inexpensive and widely available materials, that can efficiently ...

May 14, 2010
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'Recordable' proteins as next-generation memory storage materials

Move over, compact discs, DVDs, and hard drives. Researchers in Japan report progress toward developing a new protein-based memory device that could provide an alternative to conventional magnetic and optical storage systems, ...

Feb 11, 2008
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New catalysts may create more, cheaper hydrogen

A new class of catalysts created at the U.S. Department of Energy's Argonne National Laboratory may help scientists and engineers overcome some of the hurdles that have inhibited the production of hydrogen for use in fuel ...

Aug 21, 2007
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Helium isotopes point to new sources of geothermal energy

In a survey of the northern Basin and Range province of the western United States, geochemists Mack Kennedy of the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Matthijs van Soest of Arizona ...

Nov 29, 2007
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