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Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Lithium-Sulphur Battery

Researchers from the University of Waterloo have developed a lithium-sulphur battery that can store and deliver three times more power than regular lithium ion batteries. By enhancing the electrochemical performance of a lithium-sulphur battery, the team at Waterloo’s Department of ...

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Impact-Proof Material Developed

Impact-Proof Material Developed

A unique goo-like substance, which upon strong impact immediately locks itself into a solidified form and then back into goo, was created by a British company. The material, which was dubbed “d3o,” is already being used in a range of ...

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Harder than Diamond

Harder than Diamond

Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University and the University of Nevada, Las Vegas have calculated that compressed lonsdaleite (also called a hexagonal diamond) is 58% harder than a diamond. Traditionally, lonsdaleite has been rated between 7 and 8 on the ...

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Titanium-Based Metallic-Glass

Titanium-Based Metallic-Glass

Scientists from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed new kind of alloys – lighter and less expensive than any the group had previously created. The novel range of structural metallic-glass composites is based in titanium and according to ...

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A CPU that Stores Data

A CPU that Stores Data

Scientists from the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have demonstrated for the first time the concept of a vital magnetic characteristic of specifically fabricated semiconductor devices. The team hopes that this breakthrough could lead to smaller and faster ...

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Strong, Light, Transparent Plastic

Researchers from the University of Michigan (UM) have developed a composite plastic, which they say is strong as steel, but much lighter and transparent. The material’s molecular structure mimics that of the iridescent material that lines mussel and oyster shells ...

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