Due to the fluctuating availability of solar energy, storage solutions are urgently needed. One option is to use the electrical energy generated inside solar cells to split water by means of electrolysis, in the process yielding hydrogen that can be used for a storable fuel.
A social media push boosted the number of people who registered themselves as organ donors 21-fold in a single day, suggesting social media might be an effective tool to address the stubborn organ shortage in the U.S.
As it crisscrosses America, a spindly plane doesn't use a drop of fuel. Day, and even night, it flies on the power of the sun.
The first experimental drug to boost brain synapses lost in Alzheimer’s disease has been developed. The drug combines two FDA-approved medicines to stop the destructive cascade of changes in the brain that destroys the connections between neurons, leading to memory loss and cognitive decline.
For the third year in a row, Purdue Univ. has confirmed its lead in the rarified realm of supercomputing by unveiling Conte, the nation's fastest university-owned supercomputer.
Thanks to its legs, whose design faithfully reproduces feline morphology, a four-legged “cheetah-cub robot” has the same advantages as its mammal model: it is small, light and fast.
Eating more red meat over time is associated with an increased risk of type-2 diabetes mellitus in a follow-up of three studies of about 149,000 U.S. men and women.
Mannitol, a sugar alcohol common in sugar-free gum and candy, prevents clumps of protein from forming in the brain— a process that is characteristic of Parkinson's disease.
Researchers develop method to design synthetic materials and quickly turn the design into reality using computer optimization and 3D printing.
A new subduction zone forming off the coast of Portugal heralds the beginning of a cycle that will see the Atlantic Ocean close as continental Europe moves closer to America.
The lipidation states in certain proteins in the brain that are related to the development of Alzheimer disease appear to differ depending on genotype and cognitive diseases, and levels of these protein and peptides appear to be influenced by diet.
This is an image of a water droplet bouncing. It was caused by surface tension, a contractive tendency of the surface of a liquid that allows it to resist an external force.
People attribute minds to entities they perceive as being targets of harm, even when the entity in question is a robot or a corpse.
Europe has never been more active in space, with a crowded manifest of ESA launches across the rest of the year. But where are all these varied missions born? See for yourself this October.
Longer-lasting and better– the next-generation solar cells and optoelectronic devices will tout these properties and more when created from a combination of graphene and other one-atom thick materials.