Best of Last Week – Evidence of quark-gluon interactions, new portable device hack and why we may never live forever
(Phys.org) —With summer drawing to a close, research is starting to heat up. Last week, physicists at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider used supercomputer calculations to offer evidence that particles predicted by the theory of quark-gluon interactions are being produced i ...
Scientists fabricate defect-free graphene, set record reversible capacity for Co3O4 anode in Li-ion batteries
Best of Last Week – Two mysterious bursts from space, new developments with batteries and fingertip reader for the blind
Google Glass and Apple iWatch inspire carbon nanotube fiber batteries
Self-charging battery gets boost from nanocomposite film
What are the chances that a particle collider's strangelets will destroy the Earth?
Ultra-flexible battery's performance rises to meet demands of wearable electronics
Folding batteries increases their areal energy density by up to 14 times
Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad
A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers ...
Ion duet offers tunable module for quantum simulator
Physicists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated a pas de deux of atomic ions that combines the fine choreography of dance with precise individual control.
Engineers figure out how to make more efficient fuel cells
Solar power and other sources of renewable energy can help combat global warming but they have a drawback: they don't produce energy as predictably as plants powered by oil, coal or natural gas. Solar panels ...
Sand-based lithium ion batteries that outperform standard by three times
(Phys.org) —Researchers at the University of California, Riverside's Bourns College of Engineering have created a lithium ion battery that outperforms the current industry standard by three times. The key ...
Engineering researchers develop next-generation battery
(Phys.org) —A research team from the University of Alberta has used carbon nanomaterials to develop next-generation batteries capable of charging faster and lasting longer than today's standard lithium-ion ...
Small-scale demo, large-scale promise of novel bromine battery
The availability of low-cost, high-capacity energy storage technology could profoundly change today's energy landscape. The ability to store electricity when supplies are abundant and deliver it later when ...