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Straight from the source: Bacteria that ‘feast’ on electrical charges

November 7, 2019

Ever since scientists discovered that certain microbes can get their energy from electrical charges, researchers have wondered how…
Scientists reveal mechanism of electron charge exchange in molecules

October 22, 2019

Researchers at the University of California, Irvine have developed a new scanning transmission electron microscopy method that enables…
Solar Storms Can Drain Electrical Charge Above Earth

April 11, 2017

New research on solar storms finds that they not only can cause regions of excessive electrical charge in…
Scientists Find Static “Stripes” of Electrical Charge in Copper-Oxide Superconductor

October 18, 2016

Fixed arrangement of charges coexists with material’s ability to conduct electricity without resistance Cuprates, or compounds made of…
Argonne Lab ahead of the “curve” in magnetic study

September 22, 2016

When a baseball pitcher uncorks a nasty curveball, the spinning motion of the ball forces air to flow…
Update: Scientists create ‘magnetic charge ice’

May 27, 2016

A team of scientists working at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Argonne National Laboratory has created a…
Charge-order effects: Caltech announces discovery in fundamental physics

August 19, 2015

When the transistor was invented in 1947 at Bell Labs, few could have foreseen the future impact of…
The Smallest Phone Charger

August 18, 2015

The Nipper is the smallest phone charger using a pair of AA batteries. It is small enough for you to…
New Chip Defect-finding Scheme Attracts Industry Leaders

June 4, 2015

Until recently, the semiconductor industry had a go-to method for quantifying atomic-scale defects in the billions of transistors…
Searching for particles with fractional charges

February 9, 2015

You may have heard that particles have something called electric charge. Scientists often quantify this charge in unitless…
Discovery advances ferroelectrics in quest for lower power transistors

December 17, 2014

Direct Observation of Negative Capacitance in Ferroelectric Material Reported by CITRIS Engineers and Materials Scientists at UC Berkeley An…
Perfect torque distribution for safe driving

October 15, 2014

Large range, agile drive dynamics and excellent safety: These are the goals the Visio.M electro-mobility project strives to…
Squid skin protein could improve biomedical technologies, study shows

July 17, 2014

Matt WoodworthA protein in squid skin called reflectin can conduct positive electrical charges, making it a useful in…
Getting a charge out of water droplets

July 14, 2014

Last year, MIT researchers discovered that when water droplets spontaneously jump away from superhydrophobic surfaces during condensation, they…
NREL bolsters batteries with nanotubes

July 3, 2014

NREL Scientist Chunmei Ban assembles a lithium-ion battery in the materials lab at the Solar Energy Research Facility…
New MIT analysis probes charge transfer in porous battery electrodes for the first time

April 4, 2014

The electrochemical reactions inside the porous electrodes of batteries and fuel cells have been described by theorists, but…
Update: Quarks in the looking glass

February 24, 2014

The following news release was posted by Jefferson Lab on research published today in Nature by scientists at the Thomas Jefferson National…
Vibration energy the secret to self-powered electronics

February 21, 2014

A multi-university team of engineers has developed what could be a promising solution for charging smartphone batteries on…
New measurement of electron–quark scattering

February 7, 2014

Here, an electron interacting with a quark via the weak force breaks mirror symmetry. Credit: DOE’s Jefferson Lab…
How electricity helps spider webs snatch prey and pollutants

December 9, 2013

A fly caught in an electrostatic web. Credit: Fritz Vollrath Spider webs actively spring towards prey thanks to…
Droplets get a charge out of jumping

October 2, 2013

In a completely unexpected finding, MIT researchers have discovered that tiny water droplets that form on a superhydrophobic…
Harnessing the power of lightning to charge a mobile phone

October 1, 2013

Wireless charging, in and of itself, is pretty darn cool. But imagine if you could charge your phone…
Spider webs more effective at snaring electrically charged insects

July 5, 2013

Flapping insects build up an electrical charge that may make them more easily snared by spider webs, according…
Startup touts ultrafast charging: What if a smartphone could charge in 12 minutes instead of two hours?

April 9, 2013

Potential Difference Inc., a Nevada startup, has developed a versatile charger that it claims can refill the batteries…
Researchers team up with architects to create bladeless wind electricity generator

April 3, 2013

Faculty members at Delft University in the Netherlands have teamed up with architectural firm Mecanoo to develop a…
Breakthrough in race to create ‘bio-batteries’

March 26, 2013

Scientists at the University of East Anglia have made an important breakthrough in the quest to generate clean…
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