Lithium ion batteries revolutionised the way we use, manufacture and charge our devices. They’re used to power mobile phones, laptops and even electric cars.
Nearly all your devices run on lithium batteries. Here’s a Nobel Prizewinner on his part in their invention – and their future.
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M. Stanley Whittingham was one of three scientists who won the 2019 Nobel Prize in Chemistry for their work developing lithium-ion batteries – used to power mobile phones, laptops and electric cars.
Employee satisfaction rises when it’s OK to be your true self at work.
Salaries are not the only factor making it hard to keep talented people on board.
Support is growing for easier access for birth control pills.
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Support for over-the-counter birth control pills is growing. But a drawback could be that insurers would not pay for them. Also, some people have safety concerns. Could pharmacists be the solution?
Low blood pressure may cause problems for many older people.
Researchers are looking for ways to determine who's most at risk for dementia and also ways to detect it early. A scientist who has studied low blood pressure makes a case for a link between the two.
Akibo Watson, Corinne Fischer, Ashley Berlot and Jarrett Sannerud, second-year neuroscience students at Binghamton University, preparing reagents for team’s Parkinson disease project.
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While undergraduates rarely get serious research experience during their first year of college, some faculty are working to change that. A scholar says the new approach could boost diversity in STEM.
After hurricanes, there are always people who could use a hand.
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After a hurricane strikes or an earthquake makes shockwaves, try to support nonprofits that are clear about what they do and how they will spend your money.
Visualisasi satelit Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission di luar angkasa di atas topan tropis.
Menentukan suatu negara memiliki pasokan air yang cukup atau tidak merupakan proses yang rumit dan jauh dari sempurna. Sebuah penelitian menggunakan satelit untuk mengukur kelangkaan air.
Visualization of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission satellite in space over a tropical cyclone.
Climate change threatens the water supply of nations around the world. But it's difficult to measure whether a region has sufficient water to satisfy the people who live there. Could satellites help?
An Islamic State photo purports to show the destruction of a Roman-era temple in the ancient Syrian city of Palmyra in 2015.
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Armed conflict in Syria has been a disaster for the area's cultural heritage. A displaced archaeologist describes what's being lost.
A Rohingya refugee girl sells vegetables in Kutupalong refugee camp, Bangladesh. Access to education is extremely limited in the camps, and most children — particularly girls — receive little to no formal education, Aug. 28, 2018.
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An estimated 500,000 Rohingya children, refugees from Myanmar, are growing up in Bangladesh in overcrowded camps with no access to formal education.
Is your community’s water tainted with lead? The data might not have been reported.
Flint's highest recorded lead levels were typical for water systems that report problems. What's more, a number of cities haven't reported their lead issues.
A woman whose blood is being drawn to test for HIV.
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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and an expert suggests it's a good time to think about testing, especially for youth. And, a recent study suggested that nurses have a role in reaching youth.
Michael Bloomberg, Robert F. Smith and MacKenzie Bezos are among the big givers making headlines.
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As the debate over what ails philanthropy heats up, the questions are going beyond whether massive charitable donations help or hurt society.
La recherche montre qu'accepter son stress aide à se protéger des émotions négatives.
La fin du semestre est bel et bien une période stressante. Essayer d’échapper à cette réalité peut faire plus de mal que de bien. Quelques pistes pour l’affronter et transformer la pression en force.
Changing the way you think about stress can help you deal with it better, research shows.
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Although the end of the semester can be a stressful time for students, embracing the stress can help students deal with it better than trying to avoid it, a well-being expert argues.
The gargoyles that sit on Notre Dame today were installed as a nod to the cathedral’s past.
Looking nostalgically to the past, a young architect sought to revive the building as a bulwark to the uncertainty of the Industrial Revolution.
Apakah pernikahan yang langgeng bergantung pada gen yang unggul?
Apakah pernikahan Anda lebih langgeng jika Anda dan pasangan cocok secara genetis?
Classified advertisement for Leslie Keeley’s Gold Cure.
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Chicago Tribune, July 21, 1884
Considered in historical context, Purdue's plan to peddle opioid addiction medicines to vulnerable people is not so surprising. Gilded-Age pharmaceutical companies used similar strategies.
Does a good marriage depend on having the right genes?
Will your marriage be better if you and your partner are genetically compatible? Is there any evidence that certain genes make someone a better or worse partner? And if so, which genes should we test?
Destiny Watford and other Baltimore youth leaders derailed plans to build a big incinerator in their neighborhood.
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Showing up at school board meetings might not sound as exciting as marching in the streets. But it can be an effective way to change things at the local level.