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Scientists pinpoint cause of harmful dendrites and whiskers in lithium batteries

Team modifies electrolyte chemistry to prevent the piercing structures.

9 hours ago Nature Nanotechnology

Unique sticky particles formed by harnessing chaos

Branched particles stick to surfaces like gecko legs.

9 hours ago Nature Materials

Study shows a much cheaper catalyst can generate hydrogen in a commercial device

Replacing today's expensive catalysts could bring down the cost of producing the gas for fuel, fertilizer and clean energy storage.

9 hours ago Nature Nanotechnology

Reading the past like an open book: Researchers use text to measure 200 years of happiness

National happiness levels of previous centuries (1820 - 2009) measured for the first time.

9 hours ago Nature Human Behaviour

Sunlight degrades polystyrene faster than expected

Used in many consumer and industrial products, such as food containers, protective packaging and building materials, polystyrene widely contaminates the environment.

10 Oct 2019 Environmental Science and Technology Letters

Electrode-fitted microscope points to better designed devices that make fuel from sunlight

University of Oregon researchers find that smaller catalytic nanoparticles may be vital for many kinds of devices that convert solar energy into chemical fuels like hydrogen gas.

7 Oct 2019 Nature Materials

International boundaries keep out unauthorized fishing if the price is right

7 Oct 2019 Nature Sustainability

Picoscience and a plethora of new materials

The revolutionary tech discoveries of the next few decades, the ones that will change daily life, may come from new materials so small they make nanomaterials look like lumpy behemoths.

7 Oct 2019 Physical Review Letters

Nuclear war between India and Pakistan would launch a global climate catastrophe

Unlike in the days of the Cold War, when only a few countries were capable of starting a nuclear war, nine countries now possess a total of nearly 14,000 nuclear warheads.

2 Oct 2019 Science Advances

New $35 million ARC Centre of Excellence

Minister for Education Dan Tehan will announce a new $35 million Australian Research Council (ARC) Centre of Excellence to develop ways to make mineral processing more environmentally sustainable and do much to secure the future availability of the metals we depend on for modern living.

30 Sep 2019 ARC Centre of Excellence

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