Simple, Energy-Efficient Recycling Process for Lithium-Ion Batteries
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A new recycling process requires half the energy of conventional techniques and produces ready-to-use cathode materials.
New water-splitting method could open path to hydrogen economy
Technique efficiently generates hydrogen from water: Researchers have found a way to more efficiently generate hydrogen from water - an important key to making clean energy more viable. Using inexpensive nickel and iron, the researchers developed a very simple, five-minute method to create large amounts of a high-quality catalyst required for the chemical reaction to split water.
New research advances spintronics technology
Discoveries will help realize the promise of faster, energy-efficient spintronic computers and ultra-high-capacity data storage. Engineers have reported advances in so-called 'spintronic' devices that will help lead to a new technology for computing and data storage. They have developed methods to detect signals from spintronic components made of low-cost metals and silicon, which overcomes a major barrier to wide application of spintronics.
Engineers to mimic the human spine in construction of resilient bridge pier
A durable, low-maintenance and low-carbon bridge pier inspired by the anatomy of the human spine is being developed in the UK.
Engineers design artificial synapse for “brain-on-a-chip” hardware
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Design is major stepping stone toward portable artificial-intelligence devices.
Boeing Invests in Advanced Battery Technology That Could Enable Electric Flight
Electric cars are breaking into the mainstream, but could batteries soon evolve to make future commercial flights electric?
Superconducting Synapse Could Let Neuromorphic Chips Beat Brain’s Energy Efficiency
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NIST physicists have made a nanostructured device that could bring learning to superefficient superconducting circuits.
New process works with quantum dots for next generation HD displays
An international team of researchers has developed a new process that manipulates quantum dots for next generation HD TV and smart device displays.
Synapse mimic may provide a link to brain-like computers
US team develops superconducting electronic component that acts like human synapse.
Automation to take 1 in 3 jobs in UK's northern centres, report findsSynapse mimic may provide a link to brain-like computers
Workers in Wakefield and Mansfield worst affected as tech advances risk widening north-south divide.
Quantum race accelerates development of silicon quantum chip
Scientists have shown that the quantum information of an electron spin can be transported to a photon, in a silicon quantum chip. This is important in order to connect quantum bits across the chip and allowing to scale up to large numbers of qubits.
A new 'atmospheric disequilibrium' could help detect life on other planets
A new study has found a simple approach to look for life that might be more promising than just looking for oxygen.