Na-ion batteries get closer to replacing Li-ion batteries
The difference between baking soda and baking powder
What's the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Short answer: acid. But it can make a big difference for baked goods, so let's explain.
Shape shifting liquid metal able to propel itself through liquids (w/ video)
Evidence of magnetic superatoms could open doors to new spin electronics
Mechanism of the sodium-potassium pump revealed
Researchers from Aarhus University have collaborated with a Japanese group of researchers to establish the structure of a crucial enzyme—the so-called sodium-potassium pump—which forms part of every cell ...
Implantable medical devices powered by the ear itself
Deep in the inner ear of mammals is a natural battery—a chamber filled with ions that produces an electrical potential to drive neural signals. In today's issue of the journal Nature Biotechnology, a team ...
Research aims to improve rechargeable batteries by focusing on graphene oxide paper
A Kansas State University engineering team has discovered some of graphene oxide's important properties that can improve sodium- and lithium-ion flexible batteries.
Crucial new insight into the secrets of Nobel Prize-winning pump
The story of the sodium-potassium pump has strong ties to Denmark. In 1997, the Danish scientist Jens Chr. Skou received the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his discovery, and over the years, research on the ...
Engineer brings new twist to sodium-ion battery technology with discovery of flexible molybdenum disulfide electrodes
(Phys.org) —A Kansas State University engineer has made a breakthrough in rechargeable battery applications.
Chemists find smallest number of water molecules needed to form an ice crystal
Komaba Group reports sodium ion battery progress
Atomic-resolution images provide fresh insights into a mysterious state found in superconducting materials
Superconductivity describes the state of certain materials when they conduct electric currents without any resistance. For superconductivity to develop, these materials generally have to be cooled to temperatures ...
Bacteria manipulate salt to build shelters to hibernate
For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, b ...
Groundwater is safe in potential N.Y. fracking area
Two Cornell hydrologists have completed a thorough groundwater examination of drinking water in a potential hydraulic fracturing area in New York's Southern Tier. They determined that drinking water in potable ...