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Scientists develop high-performance battery for renewable energy storage

A low-cost, high-performance battery chemistry developed by CU Boulder researchers could one day lead to scalable grid-level storage for wind and solar energy that...

Scientists develop stable battery cell that can directly convert heat into electricity

In a world where energy consumption is on the rise, our only hope is the development of new energy-generation technologies. Although currently used renewable energy...

Scientists discover new low-cost thermoelectric material to cool electronics and vehicles

Has your steering wheel been too hot to touch this summer? A new thermoelectric material reported in the journal Science could offer relief. The widespread adoption...

You could power your devices by walking in the future

Imagine powering your devices by walking. With technology recently developed by a group of researchers at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, that possibility might...

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...

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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...
Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damaging heart and kidneys

Common painkiller may harm your immune system, damage heart and kidneys

In a recent study, researchers found that a widely used type of painkiller may increase risks of heart failure and kidney disease. The type of...

Scientists confirm the main cause of dementia

In a recent study, researchers confirmed they discovered the main cause of dementia. The researchers suggest that the build-up of urea in the brain to...

These two common foods linked to most heart disease, stroke, diabetes

It is known that a diet high in salt and processed meat can bring lots of harms to people’s health. In a recent study, researchers...