Developed eco-friendly, low-cost, and high-efficiency wastewater processing catalyst made from agricultural byproduct, and High efficiency and removal rate achieved through application of ultrasound stimulation, leading to high expectation for the development of an environmental hormone removal system.
A team of researchers from Tokyo Institute of Technology has gained unprecedented insight into the inner workings of an atomic switch. By investigating the composition of the tiny metal 'bridge' that forms inside the switch, their findings may spur the design of atomic switches with improved performance.
International team of researchers with participation of the University of Konstanz achieves breakthrough in the area of heat transport at molecular scales
Simulations from researchers in Japan provide new insights into the reactions occurring in solid-oxide fuel cells by using realistic atomic-scale models of the electrode active site based on microscope observations instead of the simplified and idealized atomic structures employed in previous studies. This better understanding of how the structures in the cells affect the reactions could give clues on ways to improve performance and durability in future devices.
The instability of lithium metal anode in air and the dendrite growth limit its applications. Recently, a research team led by Prof. Quan-Hong Yang in Tianjin University and Prof. Wei Lv in Graduate School at Shenzhen, Tsinghua University developed an air-stable and water proof lithium metal anode by building a wax-poly (ethylene oxide) composite protective coating, learning from electronic package technology. The coating also suppresses dendrite growth, guaranteeing the stability of lithium metal anode in batteries.
Researchers develop ways to measure and explain heat transport through a single molecule.
A World-first study by Monash University, published in Nature Communications, has discovered a technique for creating stronger, lightweight magnesium alloys. This finding could be of significant benefit to the automobile and aerospace industries.
Researchers at the University of Illinois and University of California, Los Angeles described a novel biochemical strategy used by bacteria to synthesize natural products.
Scientists from the Faculty of Physics, University of Warsaw, in collaboration with the University of Oxford and the NIST agency, have shown that quantum interference enables processing of large sets of data faster and more accurately than with standard methods. Their studies may boost applications of quantum technologies in e.g. artificial intelligence, robotics and medical diagnostics. The results of this work have been published in the Science Advances journal.
Why does it take 200 million sperm to fertilize a single egg? Part of the reason is bombardment by the female immune system, which very few sperm survive. Researchers have discovered a molecular handshake between sperm and uterine cells that may help sperm evade this attack -- or may help the immune system target the weakest sperm.