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Eavesdropping on lithium ions
06 08 13

Lithium ion batteries are at the energetic heart of almost all things technology from cell phones to tablets to electric vehicles. Thats because they are a proven technology light long lasting and powerful. Read More...

Antioxidant with a long shelf life
17 06 13

There is a lot of talk about antioxidants. These chemical compounds are found in many fruit and vegetable varieties, coffee, tea and red wine, and are generally regarded as healthy. Read More...

LEDs for your contact lenses from Koreas Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology
08 06 13

A hybrid transparent and stretchable electrode could open the new way for flexible displays, solar cells, and even electronic devices fitted on a curvature substrate such as soft eye contact lenses Read More...

Charge your mobile phone with formic acid
31 05 13

With the technology of today it is possible to use environmental friendly formic acid in fuel cell powering your mobile phone or laptop. A physicist in Sweden has developed new catalysts to improve the capacity of these fuel cells Read More...

Move toward tinier transistors with germanium
04 07 13

The foundation of many, many modern electronic devices – including computers, smart phones, and televisions – is the silicon transistor. Read More...

Unzipped nanotubes unlock potential for batteries
14 06 13

Researchers at Rice University have come up with a new way to boost the efficiency of the ubiquitous lithium ion (LI) battery by employing ribbons of graphene that start as carbon nanotubes. Read More...

High efficiency zinc air battery developed
04 06 13

Stanford University scientists have created an advanced zinc-air battery with higher catalytic activity and durability than similar batteries made with platinum and other costly catalysts Read More...

New low cost, transparent electrodes
28 06 13

Indium tin oxide (ITO) has become a standard material in light-emitting diodes, flat panel plasma displays, electronic ink and other applications because of its high performance, moisture resistance, and capacity for being finely etched. Read More...

An ultrasensitive molybdenum based image sensor
12 06 13

A new material has the potential to improve the sensitivity of photographic image sensors by a factor of five. Read More...

Innovation could bring flexible solar cells transistors and displays
31 05 13

Researchers have created a new type of transparent electrode that might find uses in solar cells, flexible displays for computers and consumer electronics and future "optoelectronic" circuits for sensors and information processing Read More...