Engineering

solar sponge

Sponge boils water using sunlight: a new invention by MIT scientists

Harvesting solar energy as heat has many applications, such as power generation, residential water heating, desalination, distillation and wastewater treatment. However, the solar flux is...
coffee grounds

Coffee grounds can help remove lead and mercury from water, says study

Coffee is one of the most popular drinks in the world, and for many people, the best friend in their daily life. Coffee can...
Charging lanes for electric vehicles

How to optimize the deployment of charging lanes for electric vehicles

It is well recognized that the deployment of public charging infrastructure plays a critical role in nurturing the electric vehicle (EV) market and promoting...
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A new fabric that can harvest energy from sunshine and movement

Wearable electronics now play a more important role in our daily life. However, developing a lightweight, flexible, foldable wearable device that has sustainable power...
sodium-ion batteries

Scientists developed advanced high-energy sodium-ion batteries

The large consumption of non-renewable resources has pushed the current fossil-fuel-based economy to be at serious risk. One solution is to use renewable energy...
personal-mobility-vehicle

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,...

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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...
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...