A compound called lithium iodide (LiI) has been considered a leading material for lithium-air batteries, which could deliver more energy per pound compared to today's leading batteries. A new MIT study helps explain previous, conflicting findings about the material's usefulness for this task.
With cyberattacks on 3-D printers likely to threaten health and safety, researchers at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and Georgia Institute of Technology have developed novel methods to combat them, according to a groundbreaking study.
Levitation techniques are no longer confined to the laboratory thanks to University of Bristol engineers who have developed an easier way for suspending matter in mid-air by developing a 3-D-printed acoustic levitator.
A new study led by Columbia Engineering professor Michael P. Burke has identified the significance of a new class of chemical reactions -- previously ignored -- involving three molecules that each participate in the breaking and forming of chemical bonds. The reaction of three different molecules is enabled by an 'ephemeral collision complex,' formed from the collision of two molecules, which lives long enough to collide with a third molecule.
Researchers at USU's Splash Lab are developing the science that will improve soft-hull watercraft design. Their findings could help make a rough ride over choppy waters a lot smoother.
University of British Columbia investigators have found that measuring changes in red blood cell deformability is a robust, sensitive method for inferring heme-induced oxidative stress. Using a simple UBC-developed device that measures RBC deformability, malaria progression may be assessed in a matter of minutes.
There's 'Counting Crows,' counting sheep, counting blessings and now researchers at Florida Atlantic University have their own version of 'counting cars' -- literally -- in an attempt to improve traffic flow on South Florida's and our nation's overcrowded roads. And with more than 263 million registered passenger vehicles in the United States and more than 14 million registered vehicles in Florida alone, this is no small feat.
Researchers have studied grain boundaries for decades and gained some insight into the types of properties grain boundaries produce, but no one has been able to nail down a universal system to predict if a certain configuration of atoms at grain boundaries will make a material stronger or more pliable. An interdisciplinary team of BYU researchers have cracked the code by juicing a computer with an algorithm that allows it to learn the elusive 'why' behind the boundaries' qualities.
UC Santa Barbara mechanical engineer Paolo Luzzatto-Fegiz was frustrated. Once again, the delicate tip of the instrument he was using to measure water density -- a conductivity probe -- had broken, rendering the setup useless and his work in temporary limbo.
By using concurrent design and nanomanufacturing, Northwestern University researchers produce inexpensive material surfaces for use in ultra-thin solar cells that can absorb more light.