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Flexible Battery Electrodes Made From Sugar Cubes-3

Flexible sodium-ion battery electrodes made from sugar cubes: A major step towards stretchable electronics

Taking a step towards stretchable electronics, scientists from the University of Texas at Austin have designed incredibly flexible battery electrodes from plain old sugar cubes. The electrodes, according to the team, are being developed for use in newly-built, bendable sodium-ion batteries. The findings of the research were recently published in the Advanced Materials journal. (more…)



Chip-Based Artificial Synapse That Can Learn Autonomously-1

Next step in AI: Chip-based artificial synapse that can learn autonomously

The field of artificial intelligence (AI) has seen massive advancements in recent years, most notably pertaining to technologies that replicate the workings of the human brain. Referred to as artificial neutral network (ANN), this kind of AI system makes use of algorithms that can in turn be trained to process information, such as speech or…


Desalinating gaphene sieves could be the answer to world's fresh water crisis-1

Newly-developed desalinating graphene sieves could be the answer to world’s freshwater crisis

With the world’s freshwater reserve dwindling rapidly, scientists are increasingly looking for energy- as well as cost-efficient ways to desalinate seawater. Now a team of 13 researchers from UK's University of Manchester has uncovered a new and innovative technique to remove salts from ocean water using the versatile one-atom-thick allotrope of carbon known as graphene.…




Researchers Make History By Creating The World's First Fully-Functioning Artificial Embryo-1

British researchers make history by creating the world’s first fully-functioning artificial embryo

For the first time ever, researchers have successfully grown a fully-functioning embryo in the laboratory using two different kinds of stem cells. As important step towards creating artificial life, the breakthrough could enhance our understanding of how life actually begins. The process, according to the scientists, involved growing stem cells in a gel-filled Petri dish,…


Mystery Solved Why Turning Graphite Into Diamond Is An Arduous Affair-3

Mystery solved: Why turning graphite into diamond is an arduous affair

Researchers from Fudan University and the University of Shanghai have finally uncovered the science behind a phenomenon that has left many baffled: when subjected to somewhat high pressures, graphite transforms into hexagonal diamond and not the more precious cubic diamond, despite what theory predicts. The mystery, according to the team, lies in the speed of…




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