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Nokia Bell Labs, Amber Extend Lithium-Ion Battery Life

Increasing the energy storage capability of lithium-ion batteries necessitates maximisation of their areal capacity. This requires thick electrodes performing at near-theoretical specific capacity. However, achievable electrode thicknesses are restricted by mechanical instabilities, with high-thickness performance limited by the attainable electrode conductivity. The researchers showed  that forming a segregated network composite of carbon nanotubes

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Dysfunctional Scanners Prompt Manual Clearing Of 1.5 Million Containers At Lagos Ports

Dysfunctional scanners have induced manual clearing of over 1.5 million 20-foot containers equivalent (TEUs) at the Lagos Ports yearly. Consequently, the Lagos Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) has expressed concern over the inefficient cargo handling system and deployment of additional barriers, stating that scanners at the Lagos Ports Complex have

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Engineers Develops New Coating Strategy For Metal That Self-Heals Within Seconds When Scratched, Scraped Or Cracked

It's hard to believe that a tiny crack could take down a gigantic metal structure. But sometimes bridges collapse, pipelines rupture and fuselages detach from airplanes due to hard-to-detect corrosion in tiny cracks, scratches and dents. A Northwestern University team has developed a new coating strategy for metal that self-heals within

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Researchers Develops Transparent Solar Panels, Turn Windows Into Green Energy Collectors

Researchers from Michigan State University developed completely transparent solar panels, which can have numerous applications in architecture, and other fields like mobile electronics or the automotive industry. Researchers have tried to create such a device before as well, but the final results were never satisfying. The team focused on the see-through

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