Researchers build nonflammable lithium ion battery

Researchers build nonflammable lithium ion battery

In studying a material that prevents marine life from sticking to the bottom of ships, researchers have identified a surprising replacement for the only inherently flammable component of today’s lithium-ion batteries: the electrolyte. The work, published in the Feb....
A Micro-Muscular Break Through

A Micro-Muscular Break Through

Vanadium dioxide is poised to join the pantheon of superstars in the materials world. Already prized for its extraordinary ability to change size, shape and physical identity, vanadium dioxide can now add muscle power to its attributes. A team of researchers with the...
New theory may revolutionize superconductors

New theory may revolutionize superconductors

High-temperature superconductors exhibit a frustratingly varied catalog of odd behavior, such as electrons that arrange themselves into stripes or refuse to arrange themselves symmetrically around atoms. Now two physicists propose that such behaviors – and...
Why Blood Stem Cells Live So Long

Why Blood Stem Cells Live So Long

The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide down various pathways that ultimately produce red cells, white cells and platelets. These “daughter” cells must be produced at a rate of about one...

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