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Scientists find new way to increase electric vehicle, smartphone power by 20%

Novel polymer to increase energy density, stability of lithium ion batteries. Penn State researchers have developed a novel method that could enable the widespread use...

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Transforming the way we travel is an essential part of tackling the climate crisis. The transport sector contributes about 20% of global carbon emissions. In the...

Tesla’s business strategy is not chaotic – it’s brilliant

Few companies have attracted as much praise, derision, skepticism and enthusiasm as Telsa Motors and its founder Elon Musk. Having interviewed Elon Musk and the...

New electrodes could increase efficiency of electric vehicles and aircraft

The rise in popularity of electric vehicles and aircraft presents the possibility of moving away from fossil fuels toward a more sustainable future. While significant...

Scientists create super-fast ‘light switch’ for future cars and computers

Self-driving cars have become better and more reliable in recent years. Before they might be allowed to drive completely autonomously on our roads in the...

Scientists develop sensor to save children, pets left in vehicles

A small, inexpensive sensor could save lives by triggering an alarm when children or pets are left alone in vehicles. The new device, developed by...

Electric cars could be recharged in 10 minutes soon

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, and, in 10 minutes, drive out with...

Electric vehicle owners could soon recharge their cars in 10 minutes

Electric vehicle owners may soon be able to pull into a fueling station, plug their car in, go to the restroom, get a cup...

New system could help autonomous vehicles see around corners

To improve the safety of autonomous systems, MIT engineers have developed a system that can sense tiny changes in shadows on the ground to...

One in six young people use social app Snapchat while behind the wheel

Snapchat has emerged as one of the surprise threats to Queensland drivers, with a new QUT study showing one in six young drivers surveyed...

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Harvard scientists confirm an important cause of grey hair

When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight. In more recent history, John McCain experienced severe injuries as...

Scientists find the major cause of autism

In a new study, researchers discovered that autism is 80% reliant on inherited genes. That means that environmental causes are only responsible for 20% of...

This study finds a new cause of autism

Autism affects 1 in 59 children and is 4 times more common in boys than in girls, and it is a developmental disorder. People with...
These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

These two types of drugs are linked to dementia

In a recent study from the University of East Anglia, researchers find that long-term use of anticholinergic antidepressants is linked to a higher risk...

This walking exercise can make older people healthy and fit

In a recent study from Shinshu University in Japan, researchers found an effective way to increase overall fitness and decrease lifestyle-related disease (LSD) through...