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Turbocharge for lithium batteries
SCIENCE DAILY A team of material researchers has succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly suited for electrodes in lithium batteries. The nanocomposite material might help to significantly increase the storage capacity and lifetime of batteries as well as their... 1 week
Turbocharge for lithium batteries
PHYS.ORG A team of material researchers from Juelich, Munich, and Prague has succeeded in producing a composite material that is particularly suited for electrodes in lithium batteries. The nanocomposite material might help to significantly increase the storage capacity and lifetime of... 7 days
Learning how boron evaporates will improve water desalination technologies
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Australia court paves way for Google 'underworld' defamation case
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Scientists discover how to control the 'excitation' of electronics
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Synthetic gene reveals potential therapeutic target for rare, inherited disease
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New form of matter may lie just beyond the periodic table
PHYS.ORG Currently, the heaviest element on the periodic table is oganesson, which has an atomic mass of 294 and was officially named in 2016. Like every element... 4 days
Medical News Today: How does cheese affect cholesterol levels?
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Transparent, conductive films promising for developing flexible screens
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Lead-free, efficient perovskite for photovoltaic cells
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Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal
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Rare lynx found in Spain after being released in Portugal
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Rare mutation of gene carried by Quebec family gives insight into how the brain is wired
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Purdue phoneme project creates new haptic communications future
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Major work starts to boost the luminosity of the LHC
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Sounding rocket takes a second look at the Sun
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Seawater yields first grams of yellowcake: Yarn-like material collects largest amount of uranium to date
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Properties of polycrystalline materials can be derived from microscopic single crystal samples
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Antarctic experts offer two possible views of continent's future
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