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 […]

University of California – Davis physicists have come up with a new, simpler method to make a nanofoam of palladium. A nanofoam is a low density, porous material with very small pore size. The foamy metal could be used to store hydrogen in vehicles or for other purposes. A nanofoam is what it sounds like […]

Leave it to the wizards at MIT for amazing innovation.  MIT researchers have found a way to boost lithium-air battery performance, with the help of modified viruses. Lithium-air batteries have become a hot research area in recent years: They hold the promise of drastically increasing power per battery weight, which could lead, for example, to […]

Using silicon and zinc oxide a University of California San Diego team has built a forest of nanowires that split hydrogen free from water. Deli Wang, professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering at the UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering quoted in the University press release said, “This is a clean […]

Pulickel Ajayan, the Benjamin M. and Mary Greenwood Anderson Professor in Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science and of Chemistry at Rice University said, “In a battery, you have two electrodes separated by a thick barrier, The challenge is to bring everything into close proximity so this electrochemistry becomes much more efficient.”  That is exactly a […]