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 ...
Smartphone app used by experimenters to learn more about aspects of morality
Researchers use math and observation to show neural networks in crustaceans have evolved to offer optimized swimming
India's spacecraft 'on target' to reach Mars
An Indian spacecraft is on course to reach Mars, an official said Monday, following a 666-million-kilometre voyage that could see New Delhi's low-cost space programme win Asia's race to the Red Planet.
Brandeis physicists unlock secrets of the 2-D world and edge closer to artificial cells
Physicist Zvonimir Dogic and his lab are on a roll. Last week, Dogic's research was featured in two of science's most respected journals, Science and Nature.
Wearable 4MM jetpack tested on speed, agility for runners (w/ Video)
Multiple studies provide insight into drought tolerance of TAM wheat varieties
Drought is the most important constraint limiting wheat yields in the U.S. Southern High Plains, and the past four years of exceptional drought have provided a tremendous opportunity for research and genetic ...
Chinese tech giant Huawei on Europe recruitment drive
Controversial Chinese technology giant Huawei—which has been condemned as a security risk in the US and Australia—is to recruit hundreds of research and development staff in Europe, the president of its French subsidiary ...
Engineers develop first intelligent, heated clothing
Were you a little chilly last winter? So were Alex Huang and Jason Yakimovich. And they did something about it.
Citizen science model proposed to fill fundamental ocean data gap
Despite new technologies, satellite imagery and modern research methods the work of collecting routine, fundamental data about the Earth's oceans' physical, biological and chemical characteristics remains ...
Life on Earth still favours evolution over creationism
Charles Darwin's Theory of Evolution, first published in 1859, offered a bold new explanation for how animals and plants diversified and still serves as the foundation underpinning all medical and biological ...
Studying how marshes respond to sea-level rise
At the Plum Island Sound estuary in northeastern Massachusetts, the marsh floods like clockwork. At high tide, you can pass over the mudflats into the grass in a boat. At low tide, the ocean waters recede, ...