Scientists increase lithium-sulfur battery lifetime by a factor of 10
Can dark energy be explained by symmetrons?
New Data Suggests We Don’t Live in a Void, and Supports Dark Energy
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 ...
Nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel: New form of girl's best friend is lighter than ever
(PhysOrg.com) -- By combining high pressure with high temperature, Livermore researchers have created a nanocyrstalline diamond aerogel that could improve the optics something as big as a telescope or as small ...
Have researchers discovered the sound of the stars?
A chance discovery by a team of researchers, including a University of York scientist, has provided experimental evidence that stars may generate sound.
New 'high-entropy' alloy is as light as aluminum, as strong as titanium alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University and Qatar University have developed a new "high-entropy" metal alloy that has a higher strength-to-weight ratio than any other existing metal material.
NASA's 'flying saucer' readies for first test flight
(Phys.org) —It only sounds like science fiction. To test a new technology for landing heavy payloads on Mars, NASA is about to drop a flying-saucer shaped vehicle from a helium balloon high above Earth' ...
Controlling destructive locusts by manipulating their genetics
(Phys.org) —In 1921, a Russian entomologist named Boris Uvarov made a curious discovery. He noticed that a single species of grasshopper could transform its appearance and behavior, depending on its population ...
When a planet behaves like a comet: The tail of Venus and the weak solar wind
(Phys.org)—Measurements obtained with ESA's Venus Express spacecraft have shed new light on the interaction between the solar wind and the second planet from the Sun. During a rare period of very low density ...
Scientists image the molecular structure of polymer blends
(Phys.org)—Using an enhanced form of "chemical microscopy" developed at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), researchers there have shown that they can peer into the structure of blended ...
One in five U.S. teenagers has high cholesterol
No need to fast for cholesterol test
(PhysOrg.com) -- Patients do not need to fast before having their cholesterol tested, a major study has found.
Mimicking nature takes us closer than ever to the ultimate green fuel
A group of scientists at the University of Oxford and York are taking their inspiration from plants to develop a solar fuel system, or 'artificial photosynthesis' system (APS) that is more efficient than the process that ...