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KAIST Develops Sodium Ion Batteries Using Copper Sulfide

04/17/2018

A KAIST research team recently developed sodium ion batteries using copper sulfide anode. This finding will contribute to advancing the commercialization of sodium ion batteries (SIBs) and reducing the production cost of any electronic products with batteries. Professor Jong Min Yuk

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A Higher-Energy, Safer and Longer-Lasting Zinc Battery

04/16/2018

College Park, Md. -- Again establishing the University of Maryland (UMD) as a leader in the development of groundbreaking battery technology, a team led by researchers at UMD's A. James Clark School of Engineering has created a water-based zinc

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MEAN WELL USA Announces Partnership with Digi-Key Electronics

04/16/2018

Fremont, California – MEAN WELL announces the partnership with Digi-Key Electronics. Digi-Key Electronics now offers a wide range of MEAN WELL power solutions under the new distributor agreement.       “Digi-Key is well-known global stocking distributor.

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Algae-Forestry, Bioenergy Mix Could Help Make CO2 Vanish From Thin Air

04/13/2018

ITHACA, N.Y. - An unconventional mélange of algae, eucalyptus and bioenergy with carbon capture and storage appears to be a quirky ecological recipe. But, scientists from Cornell University, Duke University, and the University of Hawaii at Hilo have an idea that could use that recipe to help power

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CMI Expands Research in Tech Metals as Demand for Electric Vehicles Grows

04/12/2018

As increasing consumer interest in electric vehicles drives the demand for supplies of lithium and cobalt (ingredients in lithium-ion batteries), the Critical Materials Institute will begin new efforts this July to maximize the efficient processing, use, and recycling of those elements. "The

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The Thermodynamics of Computing

04/11/2018

As steam engines became increasingly widespread in the 19th century, the question soon arose as to how to optimise them. Thermodynamics, the physical theory that resulted from the study of these machines, proved to be an extremely fruitful approach; it is still a central concept in the optimisation

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Canadian Small Businesses Leading The Way in Sustainability

04/06/2018

New research from the University of Waterloo shows that Canadian small businesses are important- and often overlooked- drivers of sustainability and the green economy. The Waterloo study, led by researcher Sarah Burch, discovered that eight out of 10 small and medium enterprises (SMEs)

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Banking on Sunshine: World Added Far More Solar Than Fossil Fuel Power Generating Capacity in 2017

04/06/2018

Solar energy dominated global investment in new power generation like never before in 2017. The world installed a record 98 gigawatts of new solar capacity, far more than the net additions of any other technology - renewable, fossil fuel or nuclear. Solar power also attracted

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A New Way to Atomically Thin Materials

04/04/2018

Metallic conductivity and hydrophilicity of MXenes have established them as electrodes in rechargeable batteries and supercapacitors, as well as other applications, including photothermal cancer therapy, electromagnetic shielding, water purification and gas sensing. In the journal Angewandte

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Non-Toxic Filamentous Virus Helps Quickly Dissipate Heat Generated by Electronic Devices

04/03/2018

The researcher team of Tokyo Institute of Technology (Tokyo Tech) discovered that the film constructed by assembling a nontoxic filamentous virus functions as a heat dissipation material, and that can be simply prepared by drying the virus aqueous solution at room temperature. This discovery is

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