Picture of the Day: The thinnest anticorrosive coating

  New research has established graphene as the thinnest known coating for protecting metals against corrosion.

Graphene-metal combination may shrink electronics

Researchers have discovered that creating a graphene-copper-graphene “sandwich” strongly enhances the heat conducting properties of copper, a discovery that could further help in the downscaling of electronics.

‘Breathing’ battery to power next-gen tech? Meet Li-Air battery!

Sales of electric vehicles (EVs) nearly doubled in 2013, but most won’t take you farther than 100 miles on one charge. To boost their range toward a tantalizing 300 miles or more, researchers are reporting new progress on a “breathing” battery that has the potential to one day replace the lithium-ion technology of today’s EVs.

Substance found in humans fights brain damage from stroke

A molecular substance that occurs naturally in humans and rats was found to “substantially reduce” brain damage after an acute stroke and contribute to a better recovery, according to a newly released animal study by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital.

Global warming continues

A team of investigators from the NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) in New York determined in a recent study that our planet will most likely continue to get warmer throughout this century, despite the recent slowdown recorded over the past couple of years. The group says that earlier predictions remain valid, despite the […]

Flying above the plains of Venus with an… inflatable aircraft

Engineers with defense and aerospace contractor Northrop Grumman and Tustin, California-based smart space technology company L’Garde announce the development of a new concept airplane, which could fly in the skies above Venus for up to a year. Such an asset could reveal a multitude of new data about our neighboring world, which features temperatures significantly […]

Artificial composting islands the future of NYC Sanitation?

New York City produces about 14 million tons of garbage a year, so you can imagine the energy and resources required to move and process it all. In order to tackle this issue, the folks over at Present Architecture have come up with a creative, double-duty solution called the Green Loop.

Can sugar power electronics of the future?

  Researchers are harnessing the power of sugar to fuel electronics.

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