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New electrode design may lead to more powerful batteries

February 4, 2020

New research by engineers at MIT and elsewhere could lead to batteries that can pack more power per…
Wired to Think

September 17, 2019

To understand how humans think, it comes down to the wiring. For 60 years, scientists have used metal…
Flexible Brain Electrodes Open New Frontiers for Neuroscience

December 4, 2018

Scientists at UC San Francisco have developed an innovative tool to peer into the secret life of brain…
Neuroscientists Team with Engineers to Explore how the Brain Controls Movement

August 14, 2018

Scientists have made remarkable advances into recording the electrical activity that the nervous system uses to control complex…
Paralyzed Patient Feels Sensation Again

April 12, 2018

The research was done in the laboratory of Richard Andersen, James G. Boswell Professor of Neuroscience, T&C Chen Brain-Machine…
Inspired by nature: Design for new electrode could boost supercapacitors’ performance

February 23, 2018

Mechanical engineers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science and four other institutions have…
Breathable, wearable electronics on skin for long-term health monitoring

February 9, 2018

A hypoallergenic electronic sensor can be worn on the skin continuously for a week without discomfort, and is…
Recycling and Reusing Worn Cathodes to Make New Lithium Ion Batteries

January 26, 2018

Nanoengineers at the University of California San Diego have developed an energy-efficient recycling process that restores used cathodes…
Fast, cheap method to make supercapacitor electrodes for electric cars, high-powered lasers

July 18, 2017

Supercapacitors are an aptly named type of device that can store and deliver energy faster than conventional batteries.…
Entering the Fast Lane — MXene Electrodes Push Charging Rate Limits in Energy Storage

July 14, 2017

Can you imagine fully charging your cell phone in just a few seconds? Researchers in Drexel University’s College…
Self-healing tech charges up performance for silicon-containing battery anodes

May 16, 2017

Researchers at the University of Illinois have found a way to apply self-healing technology to lithium-ion batteries to…
Nano-SPEARs gently measure electrical signals in small animals

April 19, 2017

Microscopic probes developed at Rice University have simplified the process of measuring electrical activity in individual cells of…
‘Neuron-reading’ Nanowires Could Accelerate Development of Drugs to Treat Neurological Diseases

April 12, 2017

A team led by engineers at the University of California San Diego has developed nanowires that can record…
Real-time in vitro monitoring of cell populations

January 26, 2017

The study of cells’ reaction to e.g. drugs or to environmental pollutants is an important technological area. Cells…
Buzzing the Vagus Nerve Just Right to Fight Inflammatory Disease

January 9, 2017

Is a treatment only making things better or maybe also making some things a little worse? That can…
Next-generation smartphone battery inspired by the gut

October 27, 2016

A new prototype of a lithium-sulphur battery – which could have five times the energy density of a…
In batteries, a metal reveals its dual personality

September 2, 2016

Battery researchers have been focusing on lithium metal electrodes as leading contenders for improving the amount of energy…
Team devises new way for stabilizing battery recharge

July 18, 2016

It seems like fairly simple physics: If you construct a barrier that’s stronger than the material trying to…
Nanotech “Tattoo” Can Map Emotions and Monitor Muscle Activity

July 12, 2016

A new temporary “electronic tattoo” developed by Tel Aviv University that can measure the activity of muscle and…
Researchers find a way to extend life and improve performance of fuel cell electrodes

June 15, 2016

Researchers at MIT have developed a practical and physically-based way of treating the surface of materials called perovskite…
Light-up skin stretches boundaries of robotics

March 4, 2016

A health care robot that displays a patient’s temperature and pulse, and even reacts to a patient’s mood.…
New device to get people with paralysis back on their feet

February 9, 2016

Melbourne medical researchers have created a new minimally invasive brain-machine interface, giving people with spinal cord injuries new…
Room-temperature lithium metal battery closer to reality

February 4, 2016

Rechargeable lithium metal batteries have been known for four decades to offer energy storage capabilities far superior to…
Scientists decode brain signals nearly at speed of perception

February 2, 2016

Using electrodes implanted in the temporal lobes of awake patients, scientists have decoded brain signals at nearly the…
Electric Fields Remove Nanoparticles From Blood With Ease

November 23, 2015

Engineers at the University of California, San Diego developed a new technology that uses an oscillating electric field…
Sensitive and Specific: A New Way of Probing Electrolyte/Electrode Interfaces

July 12, 2015

One of the most important things to understand in battery technology is the precise physical and chemical processes…
New technique for ‘seeing’ ions at work in a supercapacitor

June 23, 2015

A new technique which enables researchers to visualise the activity of individual ions inside battery-like devices called supercapacitors,…
New manufacturing approach slices lithium-ion battery cost in half

June 23, 2015

An advanced manufacturing approach for lithium-ion batteries, developed by researchers at MIT and at a spinoff company called…
New shortcut to solar cells

May 14, 2015

Rice University scientists have found a way to simplify the manufacture of solar cells by using the top…
Graphene holds key to unlocking creation of wearable electronic devices

May 12, 2015

An international team of scientists, including Professor Monica Craciun from the University of Exeter, have pioneered a new…
Implantable electrode coating good as gold

May 6, 2015

A team of researchers from Lawrence Livermore and UC Davis have found that covering an implantable neural electrode…
Erupting electrodes: how recharging leaves behind microscopic debris inside batteries

April 10, 2015

An eruption of lithium at the tip of a battery’s electrode, cracks in the electrode’s body, and a…
Sodium-ion hybrid capacitor as next-generation battery

April 9, 2015

Li-ion (lithium-ion) batteries, which power most portable electronics today, include precious elements such as lithium and cobalt. As…
Carbon nanotube fibers make superior links to brain

March 25, 2015

Rice University invention provides two-way communication with neurons Carbon nanotube fibers invented at Rice University may provide the…
The future of clean energy? New, cheap and efficient electrode for splitting water

March 18, 2015

UNSW scientists have developed a highly efficient oxygen-producing electrode for splitting water that has the potential to be…
Protecting nerve tissue during bowel surgery

March 3, 2015

After bowel surgery, more than half of the patients suffer from irreparable nerve damage. Now scientists have developed…
Scientists discover how to prevent dendrite formation in batteries

February 4, 2015

Today’s batteries cannot take in all of a wind farm’s energy on a blustery night and hold it…
‘Bulletproof’ battery: Kevlar membrane for safer, thinner lithium rechargeables

January 27, 2015

New battery technology from the University of Michigan should be able to prevent the kind of fires that…
Glass for battery electrodes

January 14, 2015

Today’s lithium-ion batteries are good, but not good enough if our future energy system is to rely on…
Tiny electrode arrays

October 1, 2014

Lawrence Livermore is developing a neural measurement and manipulation system — an advanced electronics system to monitor and…
NIH taps LLNL to develop sophisticated electrode array system to monitor brain activity

October 1, 2014

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) awarded Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (LLNL) a grant yesterday to develop an electrode…
Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad

September 15, 2014

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the…
Seeing how a lithium-ion battery works

June 9, 2014

New observations by researchers at MIT have revealed the inner workings of a type of electrode widely used…
Scientists Find Stronger 3-D Material that Behaves Like Graphene

June 4, 2014

Scientists have discovered a material that has the same extraordinary electronic properties as 2-D graphene, but in a…
Team visualizes complex electronic state of electrode “superstructure”

May 19, 2014

A material called sodium manganese dioxide has shown promise for use in electrodes in rechargeable batteries. Now a…
Nickel-foam-supported carbon-nanotube electrode offers improved performance for lightweight lithium batteries

February 27, 2014

Lithium–oxygen batteries are innovative devices that generate power from atmospheric oxygen trapped inside porous, carbon-based electrodes. These batteries…
Filling me softly: New study shows implant stiffness is a major cause of foreign body reactions

February 13, 2014

Surgical implants are widely used in modern medicine but their effectiveness is often compromised by how our bodies…
Inexpensive material boosts battery capacity

October 24, 2013

Battery-powered cars offer many environmental benefits, but a car with a full tank of gasoline can travel further.…
Engineers develop a stretchable, foldable transparent electronic display

September 24, 2013

Imagine an electronic display nearly as clear as a window, or a curtain that illuminates a room, or…
Researchers explore the potential of an exoskeleton patients can control with their brains

September 18, 2013

Jose Luis Contreras-Vidal looked on as Roger Rovekamp, wearing a skullcap covered in electrodes, took halting steps, each…
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