Nanosilicon rapidly splits water without light, heat, or electricity
'Nanoscoops' could spark new generation of electric automobile batteries
An entirely new type of nanomaterial developed at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute could enable the next generation of high-power rechargeable lithium (Li)-ion batteries for electric automobiles, as well as ...
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 ...
Movement of pyrrole molecules defy 'classical' physics
(Phys.org) —New research shows that movement of the ring-like molecule pyrrole over a metal surface runs counter to the centuries-old laws of 'classical' physics that govern our everyday world.
Rechargeable lithium-sulfur batteries get a boost from graphene
Lithium-air batteries' high energy density could extend range of electric vehicles
Sodium-air battery offers rechargeable advantages compared to Li-air batteries
Research update: New way to store sun's heat
A novel application of carbon nanotubes, developed by MIT researchers, shows promise as an innovative approach to storing solar energy for use whenever its needed.
Artificial Leaves Generate Power by Pumping Water
Is dark energy static or dynamic?
Simulations uncover obstacle to harnessing laser-driven fusion
(Phys.org) —A once-promising approach for using next-generation, ultra-intense lasers to help deliver commercially viable fusion energy has been brought into serious question by new experimental results ...
Sponge-like graphene makes promising supercapacitor electrodes
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 ...
Cosmologists tend not to get all that excited about the universe being 74% dark energy and 26% conventional energy and matter (albeit most of the matter is dark and mysterious as well). Instead they get excited ...