Researchers have successfully increased the lifespan and stability of solid-state lithium-ion batteries, creating a viable approach for future widespread usage. The researchers have successfully increased the lifespan and stability of solid-state lithium-ion batteries, creating a viable approach for future widespread usage with a design from the University of Surrey that means they are less likely […]

A research team led out of Tianjin University replaced the traditional graphite anode in a lithium-ion battery with a bumpy carbon-based material, which maintains its rechargeable storage capacity down to -31 F. When temperatures fall below freezing, cellphones need to be recharged frequently, and electric cars have shorter driving ranges. This is because their lithium-ion […]

A new technique developed by researchers at Aalto University and Oak Ridge National Laboratories in the US can detect Cooper pairs occurrence with atomic precision. Superconductivity is caused by specially linked pairs of electrons known as Cooper pairs. Superconductors are materials with no electrical resistance whatsoever, commonly requiring extremely low temperatures. They are used in […]

Radboud University Nijmegen microbiologists have demonstrated that it is possible to make methane-consuming bacteria generate power in the lab. The study has been published in Frontiers in Microbiology. The press release suggests it should be possible to use bacteria to clean the environment of methane while generating power. The bacteria, Candidatus Methanoperedens, uses methane to […]

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) created a solar cell with a record 39.5% efficiency under 1-sun global illumination. This is the highest efficiency solar cell of any type, measured using standard 1-sun conditions. “The new cell is more efficient and has a simpler design that may be useful […]

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