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Suppressing corrosion in primary aluminum-air batteries via oil displacement

6 days ago from Science NOW

Primary aluminum–air batteries boast high theoretical energy densities, but negative electrode corrosion irreversibly limits their shelf life. Most corrosion mitigation methods are insufficient or compromise power and energy density. We...

These fragile, futuristic batteries run longer with a little oil

6 days ago from Sciencenews.org

A redesign for batteries that use aluminum and oxygen could help these inexpensive, lightweight power cells last longer.

Self-assembling protein filaments designed and built from scratch

6 days ago from Physorg

For the first time, scientists have created, from scratch, self-assembling protein filaments.

Meg Ryan engaged to singer John Mellencamp

6 days ago from UPI

Meg Ryan confirmed her engagement to John Mellencamp after she was spotted with a diamond ring on her left hand.

Ashley Tisdale returns with new single 'Voices in My Head'

6 days ago from UPI

Ashley Tisdale has released her first song in nine years with a new single titled "Voices in My Head."

New system opens the door to transforming CO2 into industrial fuels

6 days ago from Physorg

Imagine a day when—rather than being spewed into the atmosphere—the gases coming from power plants and heavy industry are instead captured and fed into catalytic reactors that chemically transform greenhouse...

Cranking up the power setting may help some who use prosthetics

6 days ago from Physorg

Amputees who use powered prosthetic ankles may be able to avoid the energetic costs typically associated with prosthetics by cranking up the power provided by their devices.

Subaru recalls nearly 400K vehicles to fix stalling problems

6 days ago from Physorg

Subaru is recalling nearly 400,000 vehicles in the U.S. to fix two problems that can cause them to stall.

Watch: Truck hits ceiling of O'Neil tunnel in Boston

6 days ago from UPI

A semi truck with a tall trailer collided with the ceiling of a tunnel in Boston on Thursday morning and became wedged in place.

Factors affecting turbulence scaling

6 days ago from Physorg

Fluids exhibiting scaling behaviour can be found in diverse physical phenomena occurring both in the laboratory and in real-world conditions. For instance, they occur at the critical point when a...

Watching nanoparticles: Researchers make movies of photochemistry in single nanoparticles

6 days ago from Science Daily

Stanford researchers retooled an electron microscope to work with visible light and gas flow, making it possible to watch a photochemical reaction as it swept across a nanoparticle the size...

Army awards Oshkosh $12M for JLTV finalization pending initial deliveries

6 days ago from UPI

The U.S. Army has awarded Oshkosh Defense $12 million for the Revision One to Joint Light Tactical Vehicle Retrofit Work Directive pending initial deliveries of the armored vehicle next year.

Niecy Nash, Courtney B. Vance cast in Netflix film 'Uncorked'

6 days ago from UPI

Niecy Nash and Courtney B. Vance are set to star in an upcoming Netflix film titled "Uncorked" from "Insecure" showrunner Prentice Penny.

Scientists shuffle the deck to create materials with new quantum behaviors

6 days ago from Science Daily

Layered transition metal dichalcogenides or TMDCs -- materials composed of metal nanolayers sandwiched between two other layers of chalcogens -- have become extremely attractive to the research community. Similar to...

Metallic nanocatalysts imitate the structure of enzymes

6 days ago from Science Daily

An international team of researchers has transferred certain structural characteristics of natural enzymes, which ensure particularly high catalytic activity, to metallic nanoparticles. The desired chemical reaction thus did not take...

Watch: U-Haul truck recovered from empty swimming pool

6 days ago from UPI

Police were called to the back yard of a Las Vegas home to help a tow truck driver hoist a U-Haul truck out of an empty swimming pool.

See-through film rejects 70 percent of incoming solar heat

6 days ago from MIT Research

To battle the summer heat, office and residential buildings tend to crank up the air conditioning, sending energy bills soaring. Indeed, it’s estimated that air conditioners use about 6 percent of all the...

Metallic nanocatalysts imitate the structure of enzymes

6 days ago from Physorg

An international team of researchers has transferred certain structural characteristics of natural enzymes, which ensure particularly high catalytic activity, to metallic nanoparticles. The desired chemical reaction thus did not take...

When quantum particles swirl about, they still obey universal laws

6 days ago from Science Daily

Remarkable rules have been detected in the apparent chaos of disequilibrium processes. Different systems behave identically in many ways, if they belong to the same 'universality class'. This means that...

Unlocking the secrets of metal-insulator transitions

6 days ago from Physorg

By using an X-ray technique available at the National Synchrotron Light Source II (NSLS-II), scientists found that the metal-insulator transition in the correlated material magnetite is a two-step process. The...

How the 'Ghostly' Image of a Sunken Plane Wound Up on Google Earth

6 days ago from Live Science

Don't worry, the plane is not really underwater.

Very heavy elements deliver more electrons

6 days ago from Physorg

Actinides, a series of 15 radioactive elements, are vital to medicine, energy, and national defense. Scientists examined two exceedingly rare actinides, berkelium and californium. These elements are at the extreme...

Tiny titanium barrier halts big problem in fuel-producing solar cells

6 days ago from Physorg

What if we could turn sunlight and water into fuel? That's the idea behind certain types of solar cells. Known as dye-sensitized photoelectrochemical cells, these devices use the energy contained...

Micropumps as a platform for understanding chemically propelled micromotors

6 days ago from Physorg

The development of self-propelled micro- and nanomachines able to emulate the intricate inner workings of the human body and/or the natural environment has captured the imagination of an ever expanding...

Revealing the inner working of magnetic materials

6 days ago from Physorg

Björn Alling, researcher in theoretical physics at Linköping University, has, together with his colleagues, completed the task given to him by the Swedish Research Council in the autumn of 2014:...

Opening access to explore the synthetic chemistry of neptunium

6 days ago from Physorg

Leftovers from nuclear reactors contain the element neptunium. To safely store the waste, scientists need to know more about how to control neptunium's chemistry. Knowing the stability of different oxidation...

How to help the environment: Turn cooking oil into renewable fuels

6 days ago from Physorg

Greenhouse gases and plastic waste are the targets of a USC Dornsife chemistry startup.

Artificial sensor mimics human sense of touch

6 days ago from Physorg

A team of researchers have developed an artificial tactile sensor that mimics the ability of human skin to detect surface information, such as shapes, patterns and structures. This may be...