A Boston College led international team of researchers has synthesized a dispersed catalyst featuring two atoms. With two atoms working they have a stable and highly active platform that could facilitate solar water oxidation for the production and storage of clean energy. The team’s research results have been published in the Proceedings of the National […]

Colorado State University scientists using a compact but powerful laser to heat arrays of ordered nanowires have demonstrated micro-scale nuclear fusion in the lab. They have achieved record-setting efficiency for the generation of neutrons – chargeless sub-atomic particles resulting from the fusion process. The process that powers the sun, happens when nuclear reactions between light […]

Shinshu University researchers have developed a new way to improve solid state lithium ion battery efficiency. Through the growth of a cubic crystal layer, the scientists have created a thin and dense connecting layer between the electrodes of the battery. Rechargeable lithium ion batteries power such devices as cell phones, laptops, power tools, and are […]

Researchers from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia have demonstrated for the first time a working rechargeable “proton battery” that could re-energize how we power our homes, vehicles and devices. The working prototype proton battery uses a carbon electrode as a hydrogen store, coupled with a reversible fuel cell to produce electricity. As you’ll see, this […]

University of California – San Diego researchers used supercomputers and data mining algorithms to develop a new phosphor that can make LEDs cheaper and render colors more accurately. They have developed a simple recipe to make it in the lab and built prototype white LED light bulbs using the new phosphor. The prototypes exhibited better […]

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