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Energy storage in miniaturized capacitors may boost green energy technology

"Supercapacitors" take the energy-storing abilities of capacitors (which store electrical charge that can be quickly dumped to power devices) a step …

How a versatile gut bacterium helps us get our daily dietary fiber

Researchers have discovered the genetic machinery that turns a common gut bacterium into the Swiss Army knife of the digestive tract -- helping us …

Violence, infectious disease and climate change contributed to Indus civilization collapse

A study of skeletal remains from the ancient city of Harappa provides evidence that inter-personal violence and infectious diseases played a role in …

Altering the community of gut bacteria promotes health and increases lifespan

Having the right balance of gut bacteria may be the key to enjoying a long healthy life. Scientists promoted health and increased lifespan in …

Technology uses micro-windmills to recharge cell phones

Electrical engineers have designed a micro-windmill that generates wind energy and may become an innovative solution to cell phone batteries …

First planet found around solar twin in star cluster

Astronomers have discovered three planets orbiting stars in the cluster Messier 67. Although more than one thousand planets outside the Solar System …

Researchers harness sun's energy during day for use at night

Solar energy has long been used as a clean alternative to fossil fuels such as coal and oil, but it could only be harnessed during the day when the …

Microalgae and aquatic plants can help to decrease radiopollution in the Fukushima area

After a huge earthquake caused severe damage to the Fukushima 1 Nuclear Power Plant in 2011, Japanese plant scientists have been working to determine …

New clues to how bacteria evade antibiotics

Scientists have made an important advance in understanding how a subset of bacterial cells escape being killed by many antibiotics.

Bacteria-invading virus yields new discoveries