Proposed synchrotron could store supersonic beams of hydrogen atoms
Amoeba-inspired computing system outperforms conventional optimization methods
Semiliquid battery competitive with both Li-ion batteries and supercapacitors
Two-dimensional material seems to disappear, but doesn't
New nanogenerator harvests power from rolling tires
A group of University of Wisconsin-Madison engineers and a collaborator from China have developed a nanogenerator that harvests energy from a car's rolling tire friction.
NASA simulation suggests black holes may make ideal dark matter labs
A new NASA computer simulation shows that dark matter particles colliding in the extreme gravity of a black hole can produce strong, potentially observable gamma-ray light. Detecting this emission would provide ...
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Chemists devise technology that could transform solar energy storage
The materials in most of today's residential rooftop solar panels can store energy from the sun for only a few microseconds at a time. A new technology developed by chemists at UCLA is capable of storing ...
Researchers develop lower-cost, more efficient nanostructure for fuel cells
A team led by researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science has developed nanostructures made from a compound of three metals that increases the efficiency and durability ...
A bright light for ultrafast snapshots of materials
If you want to understand how novel phases emerge in correlated materials, including high-temperature superconductivity and nanoscale electronic order, you can obtain completely new viewpoints by taking 'snapshots' ...
Ultrafast heat conduction can manipulate nanoscale magnets
Researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have uncovered physical mechanisms allowing the manipulation of magnetic information with heat. These new phenomena rely on the transport of thermal ...
Batteroo says $2.50 Batteriser sleeve gives battery extended life
'New era' in physics as world's biggest particle smasher cranks up (Update 2)
Scientists on Wednesday hailed a "new era" in their quest to unravel more mysteries of the universe as the world's biggest particle smasher started experiments with nearly doubled energy levels in a key ...