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Spontaneous formation of nanoscale hollow structures could boost battery storage

Atlanta GA (SPX) Jun 10, 2020 An unexpected property of nanometer-scale antimony crystals – the spontaneous formation of hollow structures – could help give the next generation of lithium ion batteries higher energy density without reducing battery lifetime. The reversibly hollowing structures could allow lithium ion batteries to hold more…

New nanodevice could use solar energy to produce hydrogen

Amsterdam. The Netherlands (SPX) Jun 10, 2020 Solar energy is considered by some to be the ultimate solution to address the current energy crisis and global warming and the environmental crises brought about by excessive consumption of fossil fuels. However, this clean and inexhaustible energy source is difficult to capture…

Crystalline 'nanobrush' clears way to advanced energy and information tech

Oak Ridge TN (SPX) Jun 10, 2020 A team led by the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory synthesized a tiny structure with high surface area and discovered how its unique architecture drives ions across interfaces to transport energy or information. Their “nanobrush” contains bristles made of alternating crystal…

Integrating nanomaterial with light-absorbing molecule powers hydrogen production from water and sun

Tokyo, Japan (SPX) Jun 10, 2020 In line with the depletion of fossil fuels and the environmental problems our planet faces due to their combustion, developing technology for clean energy generation is a topic of global interest. Among the various methods proposed to generate clean energy, photocatalytic water splitting is…

Stock market rally fades as investors await US Fed forecasts – business live

Rolling coverage of the latest financial news, as investors await the Fed’s first economic forecasts since the pandemic took hold ‘It’s not capitalism’: why are global financial markets zooming up? Put sustainable development at heart of UK recovery, PM told Coronavirus – latest updates See all our coronavirus coverage 8.03am…

Coronavirus live news: Argentina records more than 1,000 daily cases for first time

WHO official walks back asymptomatic transmission comments; world faces worst food crisis in 50 years; UK NHS waiting list could hit 10m Fauci: coronavirus pandemic that ‘took over the planet’ is far from over Burundi president dies of illness suspected to be coronavirus Argentina confirms more than 1,000 new cases…

Chris Packham: ‘The virus has taught us that we are part of nature, not above it’

The naturalist has always spoken his mind – and attracted death threats in the process. But Covid-19 has given him a new perspective on how humans can live in harmony with the natural world ‘I’m tramping through damp, long grass in the wake of two poodles,” Chris Packham tells me,…

A Pair of Niles and Deltas

Two inland deltas spring from the landscape near the confluence of the Blue and White Niles. Read More… Source: Read More: A Pair of Niles and Deltas

Great Barrier Reef: drone footage allows researchers to count 64,000 green sea turtles – video

Researchers have pioneered a new way of calculating the large green sea turtle population on Raine Island in the Great Barrier Reef. Using drones and a stripe of white paint on the back of adult turtles, the researchers from the Raine Island Recovery Project estimated there were 64,000 endangered green…

A Spectre Is Haunting The West

A tiger was reported loose in Oakland on the night of May 31. The report was false, yes, but it hardly mattered because―as is rarely the case with fake news―it had vision. In short, the report was false but the tiger was Real. To cite @aesthetikeit, here was a “symbol…

Emotional Trajectory at Different Career Stages: Two Excellent Teachers’ Stories

The current study aimed to investigate excellent teachers’ emotional journey, particularly, the trajectory of emotional experiences and emotional labor strategies at different career phases. The research used a case-study approach to explore the storied experience of two teachers (female and male) who were bestowed the Provincial Excellent Teacher Award. They…

Olfactory Communication of Sickness Cues in Respiratory Infection

Animals detect sick conspecifics by way of body odor that enables the receiver to avoid potential infectious transmission. Human observational studies also indicate that different types of disease are associated with more or less aversive smells. In addition, body odors from otherwise healthy human individuals smell more aversive as a…

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