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Scientists develop a paper battery powered by bacteria

In remote areas of the world or in regions with limited resources, everyday items like electrical outlets and batteries are luxuries. Health care workers in...

New lithium batteries last longer and don’t burst into flames

Researchers have developed a rechargeable battery technology that could double the output of today’s lithium ion cells. The new battery could drastically extend electric vehicle...
What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right

What’s wrong with big solar in cities? Nothing, if it’s done right

Many of us are familiar with developments of big solar farms in rural and regional areas. These are often welcomed as a positive sign of...

New battery technology with double performance could be game-changer

Longer-lasting drop-in replacements for lithium ion could be on the horizon A rechargeable battery technology developed at the University of Michigan could double the output...

New plasma switch can make power grid more efficient for long-distance transmission

Inside your home and office, low-voltage alternating current (AC) powers the lights, computers and electronic devices for everyday use. But when the electricity comes from...
Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Energy-making gold stars may boost solar storage

Star-shaped gold nanoparticles, coated with a semiconductor, can produce hydrogen from water over four times more efficiently than other methods—and could lead to better...

Water use for fracking has risen by up to 770 percent in five years,...

The volume of wastewater new wells generate during their first year of production has also increased by up to 1,440 percent The amount of water...
New app could extend your smartphone battery life

New app could extend your smartphone battery life

New research out of the University of Waterloo has found a novel method to extend the battery life of smartphones for up to an...
How origami might reshape the future of solar panels, air bags and everything

How origami might reshape the future of solar panels, air bags and everything

The next generation of solar panels and air bags will be shaped by the ancient Japanese art of paper folding. At least, that’s how Northeastern...

New tech converts heat to electricity at record high rates, says new study

U.S. Army Research Laboratory-funded research at the University of Michigan has resulted in demonstrating a new approach for more effectively converting heat into electricity. The...

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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...

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

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...

For older people, weight training is more important than cardio exercise

In a recent study from Wake Forest University, researchers found that weight training is more effective than cardio for older people. It is known that...
Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

Three common drugs linked to high dementia risk

In a recent study, researchers found long-term use of two antidepressants is linked to a higher risk of dementia. In addition, drugs prescribed for bladder...
Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

Scientists discover a unique type of object in our solar system

In a recent study, researchers discovered an unusual type of object in the asteroid belt between Mars and Jupiter. They found two asteroids are orbiting...