Mankind is facing a central challenge: it must manage the transition to a sustainable and carbon dioxide-neutral energy economy.
Li-O2 batteries have advanced to become cutting-edge battery technology due to their high energy density.
Using controlled wandering between their metastable states, a research team led by the GRASP—Group of Research and Applications in Statistical Physics—(CESAM/Faculty of Science) of ULiège, in collaboration with the Université libre de Bruxelles and the Université Bourgogne Franche Comté, shows how to manipulate the mesh, shape, and symmetry of floating crystals.
Polyethylene plastics -; in particular, the ubiquitous plastic bag that blights the landscape -; are notoriously hard to recycle. They're sturdy and difficult to break down, and if they're recycled at all, they're melted into a polymer stew useful mostly for decking and other low-value products.
As interest in electric vehicles grow, some of its most significant issues become increasingly apparent. Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are addressing two major difficulties with electric vehicles: limited range and slow charging.
A new paper published in The Journal of Physical Chemistry has evaluated the potential of copper-functionalized activated carbons as hydrogen storage materials. The research has been conducted by scientists from the California Institute of Technology and Swarthmore College in Pennsylvania.
Researchers have made progress in 3D porous carbon materials for electromagnetic wave absorption
Activated carbon is used in kitchen fans to eliminate food odours. A new dissertation from the University of Gothenburg shows that activated carbon could also eliminate the smell of urine from diapers.
The drawback of the conventional von Neumann computing method’s high-power consumption has been overcome by the development of neuromorphic computing systems, which imitate the human brain.
A theoretical study has modeled how carbon dioxide can be integrated with ethylene to produce acrylic acid.