Game changer in thermoelectric materials could unlock body-heat powered personal devices: Conversion efficiency improved by more than 60% - Science Daily
A breakthrough improvement in ultra-efficient thermoelectric materials, which can convert heat into electricity and vice versa, has great potential for applications ranging from low-maintenance, solid-state refrigeration to compact, zero-carbon power generati….
Caribbean coral reefs under siege from aggressive algae - EurekAlert
Human activity endangers coral health around the world. A new algal threat is taking advantage of coral's already precarious situation in the Caribbean and making it even harder for reef ecosystems to grow. Just-published research details how an aggressive, g….
Boston Dynamic's 'Spot' becomes a helping hand of Chernobyl - TechnoSports
In several places like the Chernobyl Reactor 4, where a human being doesn’t want to go. In 1986, the reactor suffered a catastrophic meltdown. Now, it is covered up in every possible way to keep its nuclear core contained. But in the end, the nuclear material….
How to store cipher data in magnetic skyrmions - Nanowerk
Scientists propose direct magnetic writing of skyrmions, i.e. magnetic quasiparticles, and skyrmion lattices, within which it is possible to encode, transmit, process information, and produce topological patterns with a resolution of less than 100 nanometers..
Researchers at the University of Tsukuba used a cocktail of antibiotics to deplete gut microbes in mice. They found that metabolites in the gut differed in these mice compared with controls. In particular, metabolic pathways involved in making important neuro….