2016-08-08 -

Coming soon: Battery that self-destructs in minutes

A self-destructing, lithium-ion battery delivers 2.5V and dissolves when dropped in water.

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X-rays reveal battery’s inner workings

Scientists have developed a platform that produces light in the X-ray region of the electromagnetic spectrum.

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Nanoscale secrets of rechargeable batteries revealed

By visualising the fundamental building blocks of batteries, a team has illuminated a process that is far more complex than…

2016-08-04 - None

Engineered silicon particles create unique biointerfaces

To make the particles, researchers fill the beehive structure of synthetic silicon dioxide with semiconductive silicon

2016-08-01 - Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology

Can water improve solar cell efficiency?

Perovskite solar cells are usually exposed to ambient air to increase their efficiency, even if the reason behind the phenomenon…

2016-07-28 - China Academy of Engineering Physics

Terahertz lasers beef up to reach record 230mW output

The ability to produce and control terahertz waves has lagged behind technology for radio, microwave and visible light.

2016-07-25 - None

Solar flow batteries power up with vitamin B2

Quinones show great promise for flow batteries, but finding that same versatility in other organic systems has been challenging.

2016-07-18 - Larry Hardesty

How wandering ants could inspire better network algorithms

An algorithm replicates the ants' behaviour in a computer, proving it can be an accurate way of predicting the population…

2016-07-13 - Julien Happich

Zinc doping makes GaAs nanowire lasers shine

Gallium arsenide is used in smartphones and other electronic devices, but GaAs nanowires require surface passivation to minimise surface defects.

2016-07-05 -

DIY guide converts imaging machines into focused ultrasound

FUS is FDA-approved to treat three medical conditions, but the needed equipment costs hundreds of thousands of dollars and is…