North Carolina State University researchers have developed a new technique for extracting hydrogen gas from liquid carriers. The new technique is faster, less expensive and more energy efficient than previous concepts. Milad Abolhasani, corresponding author of a paper on the new technique and an associate professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering at NC State offered […]

Open Image…Save ImageOpen Image (using #TmpD/ia)… Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology scientists added a specific polymer composite to the silicon anode of lithium-ion batteries, which significantly increased their lifetime. Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) power electric vehicles and electronics. With the prevalence of these set to increase, efforts have been directed towards improving the performance and longevity of LIBs. Now […]

Rice University chemists have processed waste plastic from end-of-life F-150 trucks into graphene for composite materials in new vehicles. The suggestion is that parts of an old car gets turned into graphene that could come back as a better part for new cars. Rice University chemists working with researchers at the Ford Motor Company are […]

Shibaura Institute of Technology researchers recently investigated the possibility of storing liquid fuel within polymeric gel networks, preventing their fast evaporation, and demonstrating good combustion performance. Liquid fuels with high energy density, though used worldwide, are dangerous to transport and store owing to their volatility, which produces explosive gas mixtures. The Institute’s researchers’ work suggests […]

Clemson University researchers have discovered a novel way to combine curcumin, the substance of interest in turmeric, and gold nanoparticles to create an electrode that requires 100 times less energy to efficiently convert ethanol into electricity. In a surprise innovation, turmeric, a spice found in most kitchens, has an extract that could lead to safer, […]

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