Making sodium-ion batteries that are worth their salt
(PhysOrg.com) -- Although lithium-ion technology dominates headlines in battery research and development, a new element is making its presence known as a potentially powerful alternative: sodium.
Siemens Sets New Record for Wireless Data Transfer using White LEDs
GM Unveils Electric Networked-Vehicle (EN-V) Concept (w/ Video)
By 2030, urban areas will be home to more than 60 percent of the world's 8 billion people. This will put tremendous pressure on a public infrastructure that is already struggling to meet the growing demand ...
Scientists produce graphene using microorganisms
The Graphene Research Group at Toyohashi University of Technology (Japan) reports on the synthesis of graphene by reducing graphene oxide using microorganisms extracted from a local river.
Physical Internet would increase profits, reduce carbon emissions, study finds
(Phys.org)—The Physical Internet – a concept in which goods are handled, stored and transported in a shared network of manufacturers, retailers and the transportation industry – would benefit the U.S. ...
A 'natural' solution for transportation
As the United States transitions away from a primarily petroleum-based transportation industry, a number of different alternative fuel sourcesethanol, biodiesel, electricity and hydrogenhave each ...
New technique creates stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed a new technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys that have potential structural applications in the automobile and aerospace ...
Argonne launches new tool to help auto industry reduce costs
The Center for Transportation Research (CTR) at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory unveiled today a new "plug and play" modeling tool that complements the automotive industry's ...
Airbus racks up orders, glitches at Paris Air Show
(AP) -- Airbus stumbled at the launch of the aviation industry's premier event Monday as its star superjumbo clipped a wing and a gearbox glitch derailed a demonstration flight.
UIC engineer tests improved 'icephobic' coatings
(PhysOrg.com) -- While scientists and engineers have developed several products that repel water and, to a lesser degree, snow and ice, considerable room remains for something "new and improved."
Bovine blood keeps gold nanoparticles stable
(Phys.org) —A protein from cow blood has the remarkable ability to keep gold nanoparticles from clumping in a solution. The discovery could lead to improved biomedical applications and contribute to projects ...
Synthetic nanotubes lay foundation for new technology: Artificial pores mimic key features of natural pores
(Phys.org) -- Scientists have overcome key design hurdles to expand the potential uses of nanopores and nanotubes. The creation of smart nanotubes with selective mass transport opens up a wider range of applications ...
The coming of biofuels: Study shows reducing gasoline emissions will benefit human health
President Barack Obama and Energy Secretary Steve Chu are consistent in their message that when it comes to transportation fuels, carbon-neutral biofuels as an alternative to gasoline are coming. While the ...
Post-oil transport needs 1.5-trillion-euro overhaul: EU
Europe's transport network will need a 1.5-trillion-euro private sector overhaul to meet the needs of a post-oil world and slash carbon emissions, the European Commission said Monday.