Designed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, the device lets scientists add designer molecules to an extremely well-defined electrochemical cell. They can then characterize the electrode-electrolyte interface while the cell is charged and discharged at technologically relevant conditions. Credit: Image courtesy of Mike Perkins, PNNL Whether inside your laptop computer or storing energy outside wind farms,

Sandia National Laboratories researchers Michael Chandross, left, and Nicolas Argibay show a computer simulation and an ultrahigh vacuum tribometer used in friction and wear testing, which are among the tools they use in a collaborative effort that developed a model to predict the friction behavior of metals. The goal is to understand friction and wear

Researchers David Marpaung, Benjamin Eggleton, Yang Liu and Amol Choudhary pointing at a thumbnail-size chip being evaluated in the broadband microwave testbed, inside the Sydney Nanoscience Hub. Credit: University of Sydney Researchers from the ARC Centre for Ultrahigh bandwidth Devices for Optical Systems (CUDOS) in the University of Sydney’s Australian Institute for Nanoscale Science and

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore’s Faculty of Engineering has developed a novel lens for super-resolution imaging which breaks resolution limitations in microscopy and has potential applications in high precision failure inspection and biological research. (L-R) Professor Hong Minghui, Dr Qin Fei and Associate Professor Qiu Cheng Wei. Credit: Image courtesy

G360 researchers found methane gas could travel far in groundwater and act as a powerful greenhouse gas. Credit: Image courtesy of University of Guelph Potentially explosive methane gas leaking from energy wells may travel extensively through groundwater and pose a safety risk, according to a new study by University of Guelph researchers. Researchers at the

Nikolai Helwig (left) and Tizian Schneider, research assistants in the group led by Professor Andreas Schütze, are pictured testing the smart condition monitoring system on an electromechanical cylinder. Credit: Oliver Dietze It keeps a constant eye on the condition of the machine, it carries out diagnostic analyses and it notifies the operator when a part

The release of a water droplet. Credit: I.M. Hauner et al. The surface tension of a liquid is a measure of the cohesive forces that hold the molecules together. It is responsible for a water drop assuming a spherical shape and for the effects of surfactants to produce bubbles and foams. The value of the

A new material not only heals itself, but it also stretches up to 50 times its usual size; these properties could fix your phone’s battery if it cracks or prevent it from breaking in the first place. Credit: Wang lab Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing

Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. Credit: North Carolina State University Researchers from North Carolina State University have created elastic, touch-sensitive fibers that can interface with electronic devices. “Touch is a common way to interact with electronics using keyboards and touch screens,” says Michael

DNA is the blueprint of biological life: it contains all hereditary information and the arrangement of its base pairs determines the structure of amino acids and ultimately the whole organism.(stock image) Credit: © MG / Fotolia Engineers of Friedrich-Alexander Universität Erlangen Nürnberg (FAU) have succeeded in producing complex crystal lattices, so-called clathrates, from nanoparticles using

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