Scientists have found that rain triggers the release of a mist of particles from wet soils into the air, a finding with consequences for how scientists model our planet’s climate and future. The evidence comes in the form of tiny glassy spheres,...
28-Apr-2016 5:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites
For the first time, scientists obtained an atomic view of two key processes in batteries as they are charged; this study offers new insights about the underlying principles involved in energy storage.
26-Apr-2016 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites
Hybrid batteries that charge faster than conventional ones could have significantly better electrical capacity and long-term stability when prepared with a gentle-sounding way of making electrodes. Called ion soft-landing, the high-precision...
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An unexpected discovery has led to a zinc-manganese oxide rechargeable battery that’s as inexpensive as conventional car batteries, but has a much higher energy density.
18-Apr-2016 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Scientists now have access to a powerful new resource – a new 21 Tesla Ultra-High-Resolution Mass Spectrometer – to help them address pressing science challenges related to the environment, biology and energy.
13-Apr-2016 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Scientists have found evidence that rising river waters deliver a feast of carbon to hungry microbes where water meets land, triggering increased activity and altering the flow of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere.
5-Apr-2016 4:20 PM EDT Add to Favorites
Researchers hoping to design new materials for energy uses have developed a system to make synthetic polymers -- some would say plastics -- with the versatility of nature's own polymers, the ubiquitous proteins. Based on an inexpensive industrial...
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A salt plays a critical role in allowing lithium-sulfur batteries to hold a charge after more than 200 uses; this work offers needed design principles for creating long-lasting, high-capacity batteries.
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