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Apr 21, 2016 The batteries that last a LIFETIME: Nanowire technology can be charged thousands of times without losing capacity
It's a sad fact of modern life that your shiny new piece of tech will start to fade after just a few years, as battery technology lags far behind technological aspirations. A standard lithium-ion battery used in most smartphones is expected to have between 300 to 500 charge cycles in it before it...
Apr 21, 2016 No Worthless Battery After 200,000 Charges? Sign Me Up
Your laptop's battery has been screaming to be replaced for months now, but that replacement isn't cheap. Which is why this new nanowire battery out of the University of California, Irvine, is so exciting. Batteries like the one in your phone are lithium-based, and over time, they hold less and...
Apr 21, 2016 The battery that never dies: Scientists find breakthrough technique to stop phones losing power
Scientists have invented a new type of battery that can be charged hundreds of thousands of times without degrading . They say it takes us closer to creating the ultimate long-lasting power source for things computers, smartphones and even cars and spaceships. The new battery was developed by the...
Apr 21, 2016 Researchers Accidentally Make Batteries Last 400 Times Longer
Smartphones, tablets, and most other electronics rely on rechargeable batteries, but after a few thousand uses the batteries start to lose their ability to hold a charge. The batteries of today are mainly lithium, and over time that lithium corrodes inside the battery. Instead of lithium,...
Apr 20, 2016 All powered up
Irvine, Calif., April 20, 2016 — University of California, Irvine researchers have invented nanowire-based battery material that can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times, moving us closer to a battery that would never require replacement. The breakthrough work could lead to commercial...
Apr 12, 2016 Debate Intensifies Over Dark Disk Theory
In 1932, the Dutch astronomer Jan Oort tallied the stars in the Milky Way and found that they came up short. Judging by the way the stars bob up and down like horses on a carousel as they go around the plane of the galaxy, Oort calculated that there ought to be twice as much matter gravitationally...
Apr 07, 2016 National Science Foundation awards UCI $1 million for physics scholarships
Irvine, Calif., April 7, 2016 – The National Science Foundation this week awarded nearly $1 million to the University of California, Irvine for scholarships and research into the best ways to support low-income students in physics. The five-year project will provide at least 60 scholarships to...
Apr 05, 2016 Chemist Jennifer Prescher receives ACS Rising Star Award
Assistant professor Jennifer Prescher is one of ten females nationally to receive a 2016 Rising Star Award from the American Chemical Society’s (ACS) Women Chemist Committee. This distinct honor recognizes outstanding early- to mid-career women scientists who have demonstrated outstanding promise...
Mar 28, 2016 UCI researchers win $8 million grant to find vaccine for Q fever
A UC Irvine research team has won an $8 million grant to help develop a vaccine for the military that could protect troops in germ warfare, the university announced Monday. The U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency awarded the grant to Philip Felgner, adjunct professor of...
Mar 28, 2016 UCI scientists receive $8 million to help develop Q fever vaccine
Irvine, Calif., March 28, 2016 — A University of California, Irvine scientific team led by infectious diseases researchers Philip Felgner and Aaron Esser-Kahn has received $8 million from the U.S. Department of Defense’s Defense Threat Reduction Agency to help develop a new vaccine for Q fever....

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