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Scientists create stretchable and bendable lithium-ion battery

Scientists have used stretchable materials to develop a battery that can be bent, stretched and twisted. For applications in bendable electronic devices, this is...

This quadruped robot could team with soldiers in battles

Imagine a small U.S. Special Forces team conducting covert operations in a hostile territory. The mission requires the team be limited in size, but able...

New algorithms could protect power grid from ‘internet of things’ attack

Last year, Princeton researchers identified a disturbing security flaw in which hackers could someday exploit internet-connected appliances to wreak havoc on the electrical grid. Now,...

Scientists find new way to turn heat into energy

An international team of scientists has figured out how to capture heat and turn it into electricity. The discovery, published last week in the journal...

Why don’t we have electric aircraft

Electric cars, trains, trams and boats already exist. That logically leads to the question: why are we not seeing large electric aircraft? And will we see...

Scientists create an innovative device to generate light from darkness

The technology could eventually aid the more than 1 billion people around the world who lack reliable access to electricity. When frost forms on the...

Scientists find new way to convert carbon dioxide into liquid fuels

A new way to convert carbon dioxide into the building block for sustainable liquid fuels was very efficient in tests and did not have...

Even short-lived solar panels can be economically viable, MIT study shows

Research shows that, contrary to accepted rule of thumb, a 10- or 15-year lifetime can be good enough. A new study shows that, contrary to...

3D Nanochains could increase battery capacity, cut charging time

How long the battery of your phone or computer lasts depends on how many lithium ions can be stored in the battery's negative electrode...

Platinum-graphene fuel cell catalysts show superior stability over bulk platinum

Films of platinum only two atoms thick supported by graphene could enable fuel cell catalysts with unprecedented catalytic activity and longevity, says new study. Platinum...

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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...

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...
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...