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Scientists discover source of degradation in sodium batteries

Batteries power our lives. We rely on them to keep our cell phones and laptops buzzing and our hybrid and electric cars on the road. But...

Common black plastics in food packaging could create renewable energy

Scientists have found how plastics commonly found in food packaging can be recycled to create new materials like wires for electricity - and could...

How do lithium-ion batteries work

The smartphone era is only just over a decade old, but the pocket-sized computers at the heart of that societal transformation are only really...

Scientists find unique, conductive edge states in 2D perovskite materials

Scientists find a new class of 2D perovskite materials with edges that are conductive like metals and cores that are insulating. These unique properties have...
Wireless charging can mess up your smartphone’s battery

Wireless charging can mess up your smartphone’s battery

Wirelessly charging your smartphone, while highly convenient, risks depleting the life of devices using typical lithium-ion batteries (LIBs), report researchers. Consumers and manufacturers have ramped...
New transparent material could capture more solar energy for your home

New transparent material could capture more solar energy for your home

A newly developed material that is so transparent you can barely see it could unlock many new uses for solar heat. It generates much higher...
Steering wind power in a new direction could improve production at wind farms

Steering wind power in a new direction could boost production at wind farms

Angling turbines slightly away from the wind can boost energy produced overall and even out the otherwise variable supply, says Stanford study. What's good for...
How to produce natural gas while storing carbon dioxide

How to produce natural gas while storing carbon dioxide

New research at The University of Texas at Austin shows that injecting air and carbon dioxide into methane ice deposits buried beneath the Gulf...

How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...
Scientists create multi-junction solar cells from off-the-shelf components

Scientists create multi-junction solar cells from off-the-shelf components

Multi-junction solar cells are both the most efficient type of solar cell on the market today and the most expensive type of solar cell...

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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...
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 popular painkiller may harm your blood sugar

In a new study, researchers found popular pain drug opioid tramadol (marketed as ConZip and Ultram) may increase the risk of developing hypoglycemia, or...

Scientists discover a new cause of autism

In a new study, researchers have found a new genetic factor that leads the brain to grow fewer synapses at a critical time in...

Popular high blood pressure drug may increase risk of bowel disease

High blood pressure harms one in ten adults across the globe, and it increases the risk of heart attack and stroke. The most common treatments...