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Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded
Structure of fossil-fuel source rocks is finally decoded

Detailed 3-D imaging of kerogen, a source of petroleum and natural gas, could improve estimates of recoverable amounts.

Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips
Study opens route to ultra-low-power microchips

Innovative approach to controlling magnetism could lead to next-generation memory and logic devices.

Looking back at Project Athena
Looking back at Project Athena

A revolutionary educational project in the 1980s put the tools of computation in students’ hands — and foreshadowed even greater changes.

Improving materials from the nanoscale up
Improving materials from the nanoscale up

At the Materials Day Symposium, researchers focus on tools that probe atomic structures in action to yield better designs for metals, solar cells, and polymers.

Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries
Extending the life of low-cost, compact, lightweight batteries

New design could greatly extend the shelf life of single-use metal-air batteries for electric vehicles, off-grid storage, and other applications.

See-through film rejects 70 percent of incoming solar heat
See-through film rejects 70 percent of incoming solar heat

Material could be used to coat windows, save on air-conditioning costs.

A novel way to advance a better battery design
A novel way to advance a better battery design

Led by “Queen of Batteries” Christina Lampe-Onnerud, Cadenza Innovation is licensing its lithium ion battery cell architecture to manufacturers around the world.

Study: There’s real skill in fantasy sports
Study: There’s real skill in fantasy sports

Researchers find most fantasy sports are based on skill, not luck.

Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care
Machine-learning system could aid critical decisions in sepsis care

Model predicts whether ER patients suffering from sepsis urgently need a change in therapy.

Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved
Why some Wikipedia disputes go unresolved

Study identifies reasons for unsettled editing disagreements and offers predictive tools that could improve deliberation.

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