Durable carbon nanotube sensors can be etched with mechanical pencils
Carbon nanotubes offer a powerful new way to detect harmful gases in the environment. However, the methods typically used to build carbon nanotube sensors are hazardous and not suited for large-scale production.
Salt power: Watt's next in rechargeable batteries?
Reza Shahbazian-Yassar thinks sodium might be the next big thing in rechargeable batteries.
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, ...
Producing more efficient all-organic catalysts for fuel cells
Organic catalysts are a breakthrough in the quest for inexpensive and efficient materials for environmentally friendly production of energy in fuel cells. A new study by physicists at Umeå University in ...
Wireless low-power active-electrode EEG headset presented
Imec, Holst Centre and Panasonic have developed a new prototype of a wireless EEG (electroencephalogram) headset. The system combines ease-of-use with ultra-low power electronics. Continuous impedance monitoring ...
Researchers develop efficient, scalable process for making renewable liquid fuels
(Phys.org)—Using simple technology developed primarily for producing electricity from hydrogen, a team of researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, University of Massachusetts-Amherst and Gwangju Institute of ...
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Nickelblock: An element's love-hate relationship with battery electrodes
Anyone who owns an electronic device knows that lithium ion batteries could work better and last longer. Now, scientists examining battery materials on the nano-scale reveal how nickel forms a physical barrier ...
Developing next generation of batteries for improved mobile devices, electric cars
Sometimes even batteries can use a boost of energy, according to the focus of a Kansas State University graduate student's research.
Nano-engineering electrodes to give tiny generators a boost
Could our waste be part of the answer to humanity's energy problems? Some researchers think so, thanks to bacteria that chow down on everything from sewage to heavy metals and give off electricity as one ...
Researchers find retinal rods able to detect photon number distribution
Researchers grow semiconductors on graphene
Researchers at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) have patented and are commercializing GaAs nanowires grown on graphene, a hybrid material with competitive properties. Semiconductors ...
Researchers develop technique to remotely control cockroaches (w/ Video)
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a technique that uses an electronic interface to remotely control, or steer, cockroaches.