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Newswise: Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries
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Ultrasound device improves charge time and run time in lithium batteries

University of California San Diego

Researchers at the University of California San Diego developed an ultrasound-emitting device that brings lithium metal batteries, or LMBs, one step closer to commercial viability. Although the research team focused on LMBs, the device can be used in any battery, regardless of chemistry.

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14-Feb-2020 2:30 PM EST
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WWI helmets protect against shock waves just as well as modern designs

Duke University

Biomedical engineers from Duke University have demonstrated that, despite significant advancements in protection from ballistics and blunt impacts, modern military helmets are no better at protecting the brain from shock waves created by nearby blasts than their World War I counterparts.

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17-Feb-2020 1:05 PM EST
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Harnessing the sun to bring fresh water to remote or disaster-struck communities

University of Bath

Researchers at the University of Bath have developed a revolutionary desalination process that has the potential to be operated in mobile, solar-powered units.

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13-Feb-2020 10:35 AM EST
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New Process For Preserving Lumber Could Offer Advantages Over Pressure Treating

Georgia Institute of Technology

Researchers have developed a new method that could one day replace conventional pressure treating as a way to make lumber not only fungal-resistant but also nearly impervious to water – and more thermally insulating.

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11-Feb-2020 5:20 PM EST
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Newswise: Channeling Electrons for Ultrafast Spin Conductivity

Channeling Electrons for Ultrafast Spin Conductivity

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists used unique scanning probe microscopy and spectroscopy techniques to control how electrons moved on the surface of a bismuth-based material (Bi2Te2Se).

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12-Feb-2020 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: A New Class of Materials Shows Strange Electron Properties

A New Class of Materials Shows Strange Electron Properties

Penn State Materials Research Institute

A method to observe a new class of topological materials, called Weyl semimetals, has been developed by researchers at Penn State, MIT, Tohoku University, Japan and the Indonesian Institute of Sciences. The material’s unusual electronic properties could be useful in future electronics and in quantum physics.

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11-Feb-2020 11:35 AM EST
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Newswise: Moving Precision Communication, Metrology, Quantum Applications from Lab to Chip

Moving Precision Communication, Metrology, Quantum Applications from Lab to Chip

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

Photonic integration has focused on communications applications traditionally fabricated on silicon chips, because these are less expensive and more easily manufactured, and researchers are exploring promising new waveguide platforms that provide these same benefits for applications that operate in the ultraviolet to the infrared spectrum. These platforms enable a broader range of applications, such as spectroscopy for chemical sensing, precision metrology and computation. A paper in APL Photonics provides a perspective of the field.

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11-Feb-2020 11:10 AM EST
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Dancing Matter: New form of movement of cyclic macromolecules discovered

University of Vienna

Physicists show unique polymer behavior using computer simulationsEmploying a computer simulation, physicists Maximilian Liebetreu and Christos Likos have shown a unique dynamic behavior of cyclic polymers. Their motion can be distinguished into phases, and the scientists were able to observe the so-called "inflation phase" for the first time.

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11-Feb-2020 10:00 AM EST
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