Another tiny miracle: Graphene oxide soaks up radioactive waste
(Phys.org)—Graphene oxide has a remarkable ability to quickly remove radioactive material from contaminated water, researchers at Rice University and Lomonosov Moscow State University have found.
Generating electricity from vibrations in road surface works
A pilot research project into vibration energy on the N34 provincial motorway near Hardenberg in the eastern Netherlands has shown that vibration energy as a local energy source is a sustainable alternative ...
Nanosilicon rapidly splits water without light, heat, or electricity
Kitchen sponge supercapacitor has many porous benefits
High-performance, low-cost ultracapacitors built with graphene and carbon nanotubes
By combining the powers of two single-atom-thick carbon structures, researchers at the George Washington University's Micro-propulsion and Nanotechnology Laboratory have created a new ultracapacitor that ...
On Pi Day, how scientists use this number
If you like numbers, you will love March 14, 2015. When written as a numerical date, it's 3/14/15, corresponding to the first six digits of pi (3.1415)—a once-in-a-century coincidence! Pi Day, which would ...
Apple patents iPhone with wraparound display
Apple is seeking a patent for an iPhone that has a display that wraps around the edges of the device, expanding the viewable area and eliminating all physical buttons.
How evolution shapes the geometries of life: Scientists solve a longstanding biological puzzle
Why does a mouse's heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant's, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do small plants and ...
British scientists offer explanations on global warming pause
Impossible material with world record breaking surface area made by swedish researchers
A novel material with world record breaking surface area and water adsorption abilities has been synthesized by researchers from Uppsala University, Sweden. The results are published today in PLOS ONE.
Attack Ebola on a nanoscale
(Phys.org) —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, ...
New material possible boon for lithium ion batteries
Batteries could get a boost from an Oak Ridge National Laboratory discovery that increases power, energy density and safety while dramatically reducing charge time.
Origami-inspired paper sensor could test for malaria and HIV for less than 10 cents
Inspired by the paper-folding art of origami, chemists at The University of Texas at Austin have developed a 3-D paper sensor that may be able to test for diseases such as malaria and HIV for less than 10 ...
Crumpled graphene could provide an unconventional energy storage
When someone crumples a sheet of paper, that usually means it's about to be thrown away. But researchers have now found that crumpling a piece of graphene "paper"—a material formed by bonding together layers ...