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Scientists find more efficient way to make oil from dead trees

Scientists find more efficient way to make oil from dead trees

The mountain pine beetle has destroyed more than 40 million acres of forest in the western United States. That amounts to an area the size...
Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future

Thin layers of water hold promise for the energy storage of the future

Researchers at North Carolina State University have found that a material which incorporates atomically thin layers of water is able to store and deliver...
New safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries

New safer alternative to lithium-ion batteries

Researchers at the U.S. Naval Research Laboratory's (NRL) have developed a safer alternative to fire-prone lithium-ion batteries, which were recently banned for some applications...
Stanford’s new approach could accelerate design of high-power batteries

Stanford’s new approach could accelerate design of high-power batteries

Research led by a Stanford scientist promises to increase the performance of high-power electrical storage devices, such as car batteries. In work published recently in Applied...
Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Making batteries from waste glass bottles

Researchers have used waste glass bottles and a low-cost chemical process to create nanosilicon anodes for high-performance lithium-ion batteries. The batteries will extend the range...
Adjusting solar panel angles four to five times a year makes them more efficient

Adjusting solar panel angles four to five times a year makes them more efficient

With Earth Day approaching, new research from Binghamton University-State of New York could help U.S. residents save more energy, regardless of location, if they...
How some battery materials expand without cracking

How some battery materials expand without cracking

When you charge a battery, or when you use it, it's not just electricity but also matter that moves around inside. Ions, which are atoms...
New method to find ingredients for better batteries

New method to find ingredients for better batteries

A mathematical model may help scientists design new kinds of materials for use in high-power batteries. In a study published this week in Applied Physics Letters,...
New Technology Could End Costly Crude Oil Pipeline Blockages

New technology could end costly crude oil pipeline blockages

Getting crude oil from the wellhead to its downstream destination can be literally stopped in its tracks when components of the oil known as...
Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

Next generation perovskite solar cells with new world-record performance

A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has presented a new cost-efficient way to produce inorganic-organic hybrid perovskite solar cells (PSCs) which sets a new...

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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

Hubble discovers a unique type of object in the solar system

With the help of the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope, a German-led group of astronomers have observed the intriguing characteristics of an unusual type of...