Decal-like application process allows thin, flexible solar panels to be applied to virtually any surface
For all their promise, solar cells have frustrated scientists in one crucial regard – most are rigid. They must be deployed in stiff, often heavy, fixed panels, limiting their applications. So researchers ...
Antenna-on-a-chip rips the light fantastic
(Phys.org)—A device that looks like a tiny washboard may clean the clocks of current commercial products used to manipulate infrared light.
Researchers boost silicon-based batteries
(Phys.org)—Researchers at Rice University have refined silicon-based lithium-ion technology by literally crushing their previous work to make a high-capacity, long-lived and low-cost anode material with ...
Lithium in action: Advanced imaging method reveals fundamental reactions behind battery technology
Exactly what goes inside advanced lithium-air batteries as they charge and discharge has always been impossible to observe directly. Now, a new technique developed by MIT researchers promises to change that, ...
Researchers find ordered atoms in glass materials
(Phys.org)—Scientists at Ames Laboratory have discovered the underlying order in metallic glasses, which may hold the key to the ability to create new high-tech alloys with specific properties.
'Substitutional reality' system plays head games to explore delusions (w/ Video)
Researchers find evidence of photosynthesis-like process in aphids
D-Wave uses quantum method to solve protein folding problem
Diamond in the rough: Half-century puzzle solved
(Phys.org) -- A Yale-led team of mineral physicists has for the first time confirmed through high-pressure experiments the structure of cold-compressed graphite, a form of carbon that is comparable in hardness ...
Researchers develop paintable battery: Technique could turn any surface into lithium-ion battery (w/ Video)
(Phys.org) -- Researchers at Rice University have developed a lithium-ion battery that can be painted on virtually any surface.
Female bonobos use homosexual sex to increase social status
Billions of 'nanoreactors' inform materials design
Imagine building a chemical reactor small enough to study nanoparticles a billionth of a meter across. A billion times smaller than a raindrop is the volume of an E. coli cell. And another million times smaller ...
Advances in electron microscopy reveal secrets of HIV and other viruses
UC Davis researchers are getting a new look at the workings of HIV and other viruses thanks to new techniques in electron microscopy developed on campus.
Self-doping may be the key to superconductivity in room temperature
Swedish materials researchers at Linköping and Uppsala University and Chalmers University of Technology, in collaboration with researchers at the Swiss Synchrotron Light Source (SLS) in Switzerland investigated ...