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 ...
Cassini sends final close views of odd moon Hyperion
NASA's Cassini spacecraft has returned images from its final close approach to Saturn's oddball moon Hyperion, upholding the moon's reputation as one of the most bizarre objects in the solar system. The views ...
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.