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March 30, 2018
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‘Smart’ paper can conduct electricity, detect water

In cities and large-scale manufacturing plants, a water leak in a complicated network of pipes can take tremendous time and effort to detect, as technicians must disassemble many pieces to locate the problem. The American Water Works Association indicates that … Continue reading

March 8, 2018
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Electricity from shale gas vs. coal: Lifetime toxic releases from coal much higher

ANN ARBOR — Despite widespread concern about potential human health impacts from hydraulic fracturing, the lifetime toxic chemical releases associated with coal-generated electricity are 10 to 100 times greater than those from electricity generated with natural gas obtained via fracking, … Continue reading

December 24, 2016
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‘Atomic sandwiches’ could make computers 100X greener

ANN ARBOR — Researchers have engineered a material that could lead to a new generation of computing devices, packing in more computing power while consuming a fraction of the energy that today’s electronics require.

September 27, 2016
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Yale researchers’ technology turns wasted heat into power

Researchers at Yale have developed a new technology that could make energy from the low-temperature wasted heat produced by industrial sources and power plants, tapping into a widely available — and mostly unused — resource.

July 25, 2016
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A new way to get electricity from magnetism

‘Inverse spin Hall effect’ works in several organic semiconductors By showing that a phenomenon dubbed the “inverse spin Hall effect” works in several organic semiconductors – including carbon-60 buckyballs – University of Utah physicists changed magnetic “spin current” into electric … Continue reading

November 3, 2014
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Laser ‘Lightning Rods’ Channel Electricity through Thin Air

Near-term applications could include remote detonation of land mines. By zapping the air with a pair of powerful laser bursts, researchers at the University of Arizona have created highly focused pathways that can channel electricity through the atmosphere.

September 16, 2014
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New View of Rainier’s Volcanic Plumbing

Electrical Images Show Upward Flow of Fluids to Magma Chamber By measuring how fast Earth conducts electricity and seismic waves, a University of Utah researcher and colleagues made a detailed picture of Mount Rainier’s deep volcanic plumbing and partly molten … Continue reading

December 9, 2013
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A Superconductor-Surrogate Earns Its Stripes

Berkeley Lab Study Reveals Origins of an Exotic Phase of Matter Understanding superconductivity – whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy – has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics. Scientists … Continue reading