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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / August 2, 2017

Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks, novel technique using graphene to create solar cells, and other materials stories that may be of interest for August 2, 2017.

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Li-ion battery advances: borosilicide, olivine, and ‘popcorn’

By Jim Destefani / June 13, 2013

Image: Lithium borosilicide framework. Credit: Fässler, M. Zeilinger; TUM. Lightweight, high energy density, and fast, reliable recharging have made lithium-ion batteries the preferred power sources for cell phones and other portable electronic devices. The basic technology is proven, but research continues to develop better materials that could allow the devices to store even more energy and…

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“Chalk piles” to cut CO2

By / November 12, 2010

A recent piece in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences discusses geoengineering as a way to manipulate Earth’s climate in order to counteract global warming from greenhouse gas emissions. Using a method described as “enhanced weathering,” researchers claim that piles of chalk could be used to stabilize the climate. The chalk piles could,…

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