News tagged with ions

The secret of fertile sperm

To better understand the causes of male infertility, a team of Bay Area researchers is exploring the factors, both physiological and biochemical, that differentiate fertile sperm from infertile sperm. At ...

Feb 18, 2014
4 / 5 (3) 0

The core of corrosion

(Phys.org) —Anyone who has ever owned a car in a snowy town – or a boat in a salty sea – can tell you just how expensive corrosion can be.

Feb 17, 2014
3.2 / 5 (5) 1

Team builds nonflammable lithium ion battery

In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers led by chemist Joseph DeSimone at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have identified a surprising replacement ...

Feb 10, 2014
4.6 / 5 (25) 2 | with audio podcast

A new era for atomic clocks

A revolution is under way in timekeeping. Precision timekeeping based on atomic clocks already underpins much of our modern technology—telecommunications, computer networks and satellite-based positioning ...

Feb 05, 2014
5 / 5 (10) 1 | with audio podcast

Big chill sets in as RHIC physics heats up

If you think it's been cold outside this winter, that's nothing compared to the deep freeze setting in at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the early-universe-recreating "atom smasher" at the U.S. ...

Feb 04, 2014
4.6 / 5 (12) 1 | with audio podcast

Lifting the lid on silicon batteries

(Phys.org) —Resolving the mystery of what happens inside batteries when silicon comes into contact with lithium could accelerate the commercialisation of next-generation high capacity batteries, for use ...

Feb 04, 2014
4.5 / 5 (13) 0 | with audio podcast