Diagnosing advanced batteries for a longer life
(PhysOrg.com) -- Imagine a battery that truly does keep on going and going -- and not for just a few years, but close to decades.
'3-D towers' of information double data storage areal density
Using well-known patterned media, a team of researchers in France has figured out a way to double the areal density of information by essentially cutting the magnetic media into small pieces and building a ...
Being in a good mood may lead to poor memory
Most people have had trouble remembering something they just heard. Now, a University of Missouri researcher found that forgetfulness may have something to do with being in a good mood. Elizabeth Martin, a doctoral student ...
Advanced carbon aerogels for energy applications
(PhysOrg.com) -- Because of their unique structure, carbon aerogels may be used for hydrogen and electrical energy storage in the future.
New data storage method optimized
Increasingly more memory on increasingly smaller surfaces; the storage capacity on mobile equipment is improving every day. Johan Engelen from the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology of the University of Twente ...
Freshwater sustainability challenges shared by Southwest and Southeast, researchers find
Water scarcity in the western U.S. has long been an issue of concern. Now, a team of researchers studying freshwater sustainability in the U.S. have found that the Southeast, with the exception of Florida, does not have enough ...
Catch-and-release solid-state fuel cell material operates coolly
Using a catch-and-release method of swapping out hydrogen atoms, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory and the University of Connecticut have tested a solid-state hydrogen storage material that ...
Harnessing the potential of the oddly-shaped molecule
Scientists at The University of Nottingham have made a discovery that could hold important implications for harnessing the potential of a single molecule at the nanoscale.
Entertainment industry flinches as Google TV charges in
Google revolutionized the way people access information. Now it wants to transform how people get entertainment.
World records by chemists enhance ability to capture CO2
Chemists from UCLA and South Korea report the "ultimate porosity of a nano-material," achieving world records for both porosity and carbon dioxide storage capacity in an important class of materials known ...
Nanospheres stretch limits of hard disk storage
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new magnetic recording medium made up of tiny nanospheres has been devised by European researchers. The technology may lead to hard disks able to store more than a thousand billion bits ...
Eee Pad: AsusTek unveils Windows 7 tablet computer
(AP) -- Taiwan's AsusTek Computer Inc. unveiled Monday a portable tablet computer that runs on Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system, joining a slew of manufacturers trying to tap demand for the sleek devices ...
Japanese team discovers 'super disc' material
A Japanese research team has found a material that could be used to make a low-price super disc with data storage capacity thousands of times greater than a DVD, the lead scientist said Monday.
New magnetic tuning method enhances data storage
Researchers in Chicago and London have developed a method for controlling the properties of magnets that could be used to improve the storage capacity of next-generation computer hard drives.