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Research aims to improve lithium-based batteries

Research probing the complex science behind the formation of 'dendrites' that cause lithium-ion batteries to fail could bring safer, longer-lasting batteries capable of being charged within minutes instead of hours.

cardboard-robotic kitSystem encourages creativity, makes robot-design fun

A new cardboard-robotic toolkit allows children to create custom robots they control wirelessly with hand gestures without formal education in programming or electronics.

Meteorite material born in molten spray as embryo planets collided

Asteroids may be a byproduct of planet formation rather than planetary building blocks, according to a recent paper in Nature.

'Single-photon emission enhancement' seen as step toward quantum technologies

Researchers have demonstrated a new way to enhance the emission of single photons by using 'hyperbolic metamaterials,' a step toward creating devices in work aimed at developing quantum computers and communications technologies.

Study: Public health adversely affected when federal officials overlooked inhalation risk during West Virginia chemical spill

West Virginians suffered adverse health effects inside their homes after following plumbing-system flushing directions in response to a chemical spill last January, and these recommendations failed to consider the dangers of chemical vapor exposure, according to a new study.

Pharmaceuticals, personal care products could taint swimming pools

A new study suggests pharmaceuticals and chemicals from personal care products end up in swimming pools, possibly interacting with chlorine to produce disinfection byproducts with unknown properties and health effects.

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