How to control friction in topological insulators

Topological insulators are innovative materials that conduct electricity on the surface, but act as insulators on the inside. Physicists at the University of Basel and...

New production technique for high-performance polymer could make for better body armor

Using a new composite nanoparticle catalyst, Brown University researchers have shown they can make degradation-resistant PBO, a polymer used to make body armor and...

Blue light isn’t the main source of eye fatigue and sleep loss – it’s...

Blue light has gotten a bad rap, getting blamed for loss of sleep and eye damage. Personal electronic devices emit more blue light than...

New machine learning system could help hunt down “serial hijackers”

An increasingly popular form of cyber-attack is to hijack IP addresses for a range of goals, from sending spam and malware to stealing Bitcoin. It’s...

How lithium ion battery inventors changed the world

This year’s Nobel Prize in Chemistry is shared by Michael Stanley Whittingham, John Bannister Goodenough and Akira Yoshino. These three world-leading scientists deserve enormous credit...

Smartphones could help cities become more energy efficient

Buildings currently consume about 40 percent of all the electricity used in the United States, most of them located in urban areas that are...

Scientists find new way to create less bulky soft robots

Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a way to build soft robots that are compact, portable and multifunctional. The advance was...

This new artificial skin improves sensory ability of robots

Thanks to the synthetic skin developed by Prof. Gordon Cheng and his team, robot H-1 can feel the touch of a human. New control...

Scientists discover new material that could someday power quantum computer

Researchers discover a superconductor that naturally exists between two states, a finding that could pave the way for more complex computing in the future. Quantum...

New electrolyte improves the performance of next-generation lithium battery

The lithium-ion battery is ubiquitous. Because of its versatility, this battery can be tailored to powering cell phones, laptops, power tools or electric vehicles. It is...

Electronic solid could reduce carbon emissions in fridges and air conditioners

A promising replacement for the toxic and flammable greenhouse gases that are used in most refrigerators and air conditioners has been identified by researchers...

Would you let an automated car do the driving?

Would you be comfortable taking a nap in the driver's seat while your fully automated car did the driving? QUT researchers in Brisbane, Australia, have...

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How you charge your smartphone could affect its battery life

Researchers at WMG at the University of Warwick have found that use of inductive charging, whilst highly convenient, risks depleting the life of mobile...
Scientists find a new way to harness the sun's energy

Scientists find a new way to harness the sun’s energy

In a new study, researchers have found a new way to harnesses the sun's energy to generate fuel while minimizing CO2 production. The research was...
Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

Scientists solve the solar cell defect mystery after decades of effort

A team of scientists at the University of Manchester has solved a key flaw in solar panels after 40 years of research around the...
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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...

Scientists create lightweight plastic 14 times stronger and 8 times lighter than steel

A new lightweight plastic that is 14 times stronger and eight times lighter (less dense) than steel may lead to next-generation military armor. Round, smooth...