Amprius, the Stanford University spin-out specializing in battery technology, has got its first products out according to the company’s founder, Prof Yi Cui Associate Professor at Stanford University’s Material Science and Engineering department speaking to the recent Globalpress Summit in Santa Cruz.
A dark matter-hunting telescope perched on the International Space Station has spotted millions of particles of antimatter. It could be the first clear evidence of dark matter particles smashing into each other – or something much more mundane.
Two groups of researchers have independently built the first biological analogue of the transistor – an integral element of modern electronics. It should make it easier to create gadgets out of living cells, such as biosensors that detect polluted water.
Nothing moves faster than light in a vacuum, but large volumes of data can now travel at 99.7 per cent of this ultimate speed limit.
Seeking to offset its electricity bills, Gills Onions in Oxnard has installed a flow battery. When electricity prices from the grid peak, the farm can tap stores of energy created by processing agricultural waste. The battery can supply 600 kilowatts of electricity over six hours to run farm machinery for a fraction of the usual cost.
A way to generate electricity from bacteria has been discovered by researchers at the University of East Anglia.
Swiss researchers have built a flash memory cell using the single-atom-thick materials graphene and molydenum disulfide (MoS2).
High-performance graphene-based electrochemical capacitors that maintain excellent electrochemical attributes under high mechanical stress, have been developed by researchers at UCLA’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, and the California NanoSystems Institute.