Oil boosts battery shelf life by supressing corrosion

Scientists in the US have shown they can extend the lifespan of aluminium–air batteries by displacing corrosive electrolytes from their electrodes with oil when the battery is on standby.

Single-use aluminium–air batteries are much less expensive and more compact and …

Welcome to our technology for health special

‘Chemistry is at the centre of this whole thing,’ says Jason Heikenfield, leader of the Novel Devices Lab at the University of Cincinnati in the US. His team work on wearable, non-invasive patches that gather rich biomarker data in real …

Welcome to our sustainability special

It seems that with each passing week modern industrial society unintentionally impacts the environment in a new way. From the increasing volume of plastics in our oceans to the rise in global temperatures as a result of greenhouse gas production, …