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A scanning transmission X-ray microscope for analysis of chemical states of lithium

Lithium-ion batteries (LIB) are widely used for daily products in our life, such as hybrid cars, cell phone, etc. but their charge/discharge process is not fully understood yet. To understand the process, behaviors of lithium ion, distribution and ch.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgJan 14th, 2021

PC fan port of early Sonic games lets you zoom the camera way, way out

This is quite literally Sonic like you've never seen him before. The intertwining paths of Chemical Plant Zone are a thing of beauty at this scale. [credit:.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated News9 hr. 38 min. ago

Amazon offers Biden resources for COVID-19 vaccine rollout

Following Joseph Biden’s swearing in as the 46th president of the United States, Amazon is offering help in the administration’s stated goals for rolling out the COVID-19 vaccine. In a letter provided to TechCrunch, Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Cl.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News11 hr. 10 min. ago

Biden puts U.S. back into fight to slow global warming

President Joe Biden planned Wednesday to return the United States to the worldwide fight to slow global warming in one of his first official acts, and to immediately launch a series of climate-friendly efforts that would transform how Americans drive.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News11 hr. 10 min. ago

Amazon offers Biden resources for Covid-19 vaccine rollout

Following Joseph Biden’s swearing in as the 46th President of the United States, Amazon is offering help in the administration’s stated goals for rolling out the Covid-19 vaccine. In a letter provided to TechCrunch, Worldwide Consumer CEO Dave Cl.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated News12 hr. 38 min. ago

Trump Seeks To Curb Foreign Cyber Meddling on Last Day in Office

Outgoing President Donald Trump has signed an executive order aimed at thwarting foreign use of cloud computing products for malicious cyber operations against the United States, the White House said on Tuesday, Trump's last full day in office. From.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 38 min. ago

Biden Sworn In as 46th President

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was sworn in as the 46th president of the United States on Wednesday, taking office at a moment of profound economic, health and political crises with a promise to seek unity after a tumultuous four years that tore at the f.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated News14 hr. 38 min. ago

Biden becomes @POTUS: How the social media transition of power unfolded

As Joe Biden was sworn in as the president of the United States, another transition of power took place on social media......»»

Category: topSource:  cnnRelated News14 hr. 38 min. ago

New metamaterial offers reprogrammable properties

Over the past 20 years, scientists have been developing metamaterials, or materials that don't occur naturally and whose mechanical properties result from their designed structure rather than their chemical composition. They allow researchers to crea.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

An anode-free zinc battery that could someday store renewable energy

Renewable energy sources, such as wind and solar power, could help decrease the world's reliance on fossil fuels. But first, power companies need a safe, cost-effective way to store the energy for later use. Massive lithium-ion batteries can do the j.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News16 hr. 10 min. ago

Cannabis marketing startup Fyllo acquires DataOwl

Fyllo has acquired DataOwl, a company offering marketing and loyalty tools for cannabis retailers. Fyllo said it already works with 320 cannabis retailers across 25 states (plus Puerto Rico and Jamaica). According to Chief Marketing Officer Conrad Li.....»»

Category: gadgetSource:  techcrunchRelated News18 hr. 10 min. ago

Optical data transmission speed increased by a factor of at least 10,000

Pulsed lasers repeatedly emit light for a short period of time as if blinking. They have the advantage of focusing more energy than a continuous wave laser, whose intensity is kept unchanged over time. If digital signals are loaded in a pulsed laser,.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated News19 hr. 10 min. ago

Biden to order agencies to revisit fuel efficiency standards

The Trump administration in March finalized a rollback of Obama-era fuel economy standards. During the campaign, Biden vowed to negotiate "ambitious" efficiency targets with workers, environmentalists, automakers and states......»»

Category: topSource:  autonewsRelated News21 hr. 10 min. ago

Low-temperature operating problem for EV-use batteries solvable, says Digitimes Research

Electric vehicle (EV)-use lithium batteries suffer large decreases in operating efficiency when exposed to working environment of very low temperatures, but the problem can be solved by a few methods, according to Digitimes Research's findings......»»

Category: itSource:  digitimesRelated News21 hr. 38 min. ago

Penn State Engineers Are Developing An Inexpensive, Thermally-Modulated Battery For Electric Cars

schwit1 shares a report from Penn State University: Range anxiety, the fear of running out of power before being able to recharge an electric vehicle, may be a thing of the past, according to a team of Penn State engineers who are looking at lithium.....»»

Category: topSource:  slashdotRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Trump’s Clean Power Plan replacement gets thrown out by a court

Biden administration can start afresh without need to revisit existing EPA rules. Enlarge / DUNKIRK, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES - 10/09/2016: A NRG-owned coal-fired energy facility that plans to convert to a natural gas facility. (credit: John Gre.....»»

Category: topSource:  arstechnicaRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

Free online tool calculates risk of COVID-19 transmission in poorly-ventilated spaces

The vital role of ventilation in the spread of COVID-19 has been quantified by researchers, who have found that in poorly-ventilated spaces, the virus spreads further than two meters in seconds, and is far more likely to spread through prolonged talk.....»»

Category: topSource:  physorgRelated NewsJan 20th, 2021

New FAA Drone Rules: What Recreational and Commercial Pilots Need to Know

Here's how Remote ID and FAA's new drone rules about flying at night and over people will affect you The United States Federal Aviation Administration has been desperately trying to keep up with the proliferation of recreational and commercial.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

Facebook and Instagram’s AI-generated image captions now offer far more details

Every picture posted to Facebook and Instagram gets a caption generated by an image analysis AI, and that AI just got a lot smarter. The improved system should be a treat for visually impaired users, and may help you find your photos faster in the fu.....»»

Category: topSource:  techcrunchRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

To Close the Digital Divide, the FCC Must Redefine Broadband Speeds

Dating from 2015, the agency’s definition of broadband is much too slow Illustration: Dan Page The coronavirus pandemic has brought the broadband gap in the United States into stark relief—5.6 percent of the populat.....»»

Category: topSource:  theglobeandmailRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021

PS5 sold nearly twice as many units in 2020 as XBSX

The next-generation console war is not over, but 2020 sales figures are in, and Sony's PlayStation 5 has taken a commanding lead over Xbox Series X in terms of market share. Market analysis group GamingSmart notes that as of the end of December, PS5.....»»

Category: topSource:  techspotRelated NewsJan 19th, 2021