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Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Improving Lithium Ion Battery Life

Researchers at Stanford University in Palo Alto, California are developing new carbon-silicon nanowire electrodes that increase the charge storage capacity of current lithium ion batteries by as much as 600 percent. Unlike recent electrodes using pure silicon, the carbon-silicon nanowires ...

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Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Sci-Fi Future: Battery Viruses

Engineers at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a method to create and install tiny microbatteries which are the size of half a human cell. Using viruses to generate power, this new type of battery could one day power ...

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Last Retinal Movement-Detecting Cell Discovered

Last Retinal Movement-Detecting Cell Discovered

In collaboration between high-energy physicists from the University of California in Santa Cruz, and neuroscientists from the Salk Institute in La Jolla, California, a ganglion cell in the retina of primates was found to react to movement. The cell was ...

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