Could hemp nanosheets topple graphene for making the ideal supercapacitor?
As hemp makes a comeback in the U.S. after a decades-long ban on its cultivation, scientists are reporting that fibers from the plant can pack as much energy and power as graphene, long-touted as the model ...
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
Storing a Lightning Bolt in Glass for Portable Power
(PhysOrg.com) -- Materials researchers at Penn State University have reported the highest known breakdown strength for a bulk glass ever measured. Breakdown strength, along with dielectric constant, determines ...
Folding batteries increases their areal energy density by up to 14 times
Antigravity could replace dark energy as cause of Universe's expansion
Since the late 20th century, astronomers have been aware of data that suggest the universe is not only expanding, but expanding at an accelerating rate. According to the currently accepted model, this accelerated ...
Researchers develop graphene supercapacitor holding promise for portable electronics
(PhysOrg.com) -- Electrochemical capacitors (ECs), also known as supercapacitors or ultracapacitors, differ from regular capacitors that you would find in your TV or computer in that they store substantially ...
Can dark energy be explained by symmetrons?
High-performance capacitor could lead to better rechargeable batteries
Lithium-air batteries' high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles
Researchers discover promising hydrogen storage material
Tiny heat engine may be world's smallest
Improving batteries' energy storage
MIT researchers have found a way to improve the energy density of a type of battery known as lithium-air (or lithium-oxygen) batteries, producing a device that could potentially pack several times more energy ...
Fujifilm will introduce 1TB optical disc in 2015
Superconductor from solvent created: Study opens up new understanding of phenomenon
A study led by Washington State University researchers has turned a fairly common non-metallic solvent into a superconductor capable of transmitting electrical current with none of the resistance seen in ...