A new recycling process could provide a way to restore lithium ion battery cathodes to “mint condition.” What’s better, this new process only uses half the energy of conventional recycling methods
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Ever notice that we’ve got a thing for round numbers? We like our data neat and tidy.The world of ocean pollution and litter prevention is filled with nice round numbers.
Large-scale energy storage technologies are often hailed as a key to enabling increased use of intermittent renewable energy resources – like solar and wind - to supply the nation’s electricity demand.
It is now expected by the science blogosphere that I post the full updated listing of all the submissions every Monday morning. This serves as a reminder for bloggers to submit their (and other people’s) posts, and to some extent prevents duplicate entries.
Phototropism, photo by Tangopaso Wie orientieren sich Cyanobakterien im Licht Plants don't always seem particularly charismatic, but hidden from us in their slow-motion and chemical activities are incredible mechanisms that sense and respond to the world around them.
Google Glasses prototype It would be nice if state governments went one step further and banned texting while walking. The law might require that anyone entering an emoticon into a smartphone would be required to stand (very still) within a foot of the sidewalk’s edge or cough up a $50 fine.Going on foot from the Canal Street stop of the A train in lower Manhattan to the door of the huge former printing factory building where Nature Publishing Group has its offices has increasingly become a series of patterned avoidance maneuvers to skirt erratically moving objects immersed in text-crazed oblivion.Mobile devices have succeeded in desensitizing a not insubstantial percentage of urban populations from their physical surroundings.
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In the flood of information, filters are invaluable - people you trust to pick the best so you can focus on that, only that, and ignore the less important stuff.
This week, we have some truly quality articles by young and early-career science writers. From science and politics to science and business, from allergies and bees to sperm and aliens, you name it, we got it.
#SciAmBlogs Thursday - sea cucumbers, brittle stars, polar bears, man-eating lions, Woody Allen and other charismatic megafauna.
- Jessica P. Hekman - Moving the Prestige to Open-Access Publishing - Kate Clancy - Trade Time and Energy So You Can Live Slow, Reproduce Fast - Darren Naish - The Man-Eater of Mfuwe - John R.
Launch of an Israeli Shavit rocket via Wikimedia Commons Last week I had the opportunity to sit down with Daniel Hershkowitz, Israel’s minister of science and technology, to talk about his country’s capabilities and ambitions in space.
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