Researchers have created a new origami battery, which can fold into a square size of a matchbook. The orgami battery is a cheap, bacteria-powered battery that is made from paper.
A team of international researchers have developed a superconductor with a three-dimensional charge density that works at high temperatures.
Researchers have created a new nanostructuring technology, which can control both heat and electricity simultaneously. This new study paves the way to potentially convert wasted heat to into electricity energy, according to researchers from Osaka University in Japan.
University of Cambridge engineers have managed to harness the equivalent of three tons of force inside a golf ball-sized sample of material that is normally as fragile as fine china.
Generally speaking, some energy is lost to resistance the second we attempt to use it for anything. Superconductivity - the complete disappearance of electrical resistance in certain materials, usually at drastically low temperatures - is an exception to this rule.
The superconductivity research group of the University of Twente (UT) has made a technological breakthrough crucial to the success of nuclear fusion reactors, allowing for clean, inexhaustible energy generation based on the workings of the stars in our galaxy.
Classical and high-temperature superconductors differ hugely in the value of the critical temperatures at which they lose all electrical resistance. Scientists have now used powerful X-rays to establish another big difference: high-temperature superconductivity cannot be accounted for by the mechani...
Researchers from ETH Zurich have developed an algorithm that simulates high-temperature superconductivity much faster.
CERN's Short Model Coil (SMC) programme currently tests new magnet technologies with magnets about 30 centimetres long. This technology will be crucial to eventually help engineers build even more powerful magnets for the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) and ever-more powerful future accelerators.
Identifying new superconductor materials that would be more practical to use in everyday applications would be a major technological breakthrough with huge benefits for our electricity-hungry civilization.
The first stable superconductor designed entirely on the computer has been successfully synthesized, according to results published this week in the journal Physical Review Letters.
Reliable quantum computing would make it possible to solve certain types of extremely complex technological problems millions of times faster than today’s most powerful supercomputers. Other types of problems that quantum computing could tackle would not even be feasible with today’s fastest mac...