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A novel compact 18-speed transmission for personal mobility vehicles

Currently, electric cars and plug-in hybrid electric cars are thought to be good solutions for relieving exhaust gases and traffics. However, there are still insufficient...
solar PV panels

Solar PV panels coupled with lead-acid batteries can strongly increase electricity self-sufficiency

Nowadays, more and more people use solar PV panels and energy storage systems at home to support household electricity use. This is in line...
solar thermal electrochemical process

Turning greenhouse gas into car batteries: a new technique developed by scientists

Greenhouse gas, such as carbon dioxide (CO2), is the fundamental cause of the greenhouse effect. Greenhouse effect can rise global temperature, cause destructive floods,...
3D printing

3D printed objects can remember their shapes

People use 3D printing (or additive manufacturing) to make 3D solid objects from a digital file. In an additive process, an object is created...
I-5 Skagit River Bridge

What we can learn from I-5 Skagit River Bridge collapse

On May 23, 2013, a truck-tractor with a flatbed semitrailer hauling an oversized container was traveling south on Interstate 5 (I-5) near Mount Vernon,...
Lunar Reconnaissance orbiter

Six years of scientific exploration at the moon

On June 23, 2009, NASA robotic Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter (LRO) entered the lunar orbit. Since then, it has been working successfully in science and...
Young skin

A wearable second skin making you look young and healthy

Skin is an important organ that has multiple physiological and psychological functions. It protects us from extreme temperatures, radiation, toxins, and mechanical insult while maintaining...
Sophisticated biotech

Biotech: a new way to the sustainable energy supply

Nowadays, biofuels have become more and more important in the world energy field. In 2012 biofuels accounted for about 1.6% of global transportation fuel, and...

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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...