Archive for October 28th, 2016:

Gut instinct drives battery boost

Image copyright Zhao et al Image caption A thin layer mimics the structure of the intestines Scientists have designed a new prototype battery that mimics the structure of the human intestines. It’s a type of battery called lithium-sulphur, which – in theory – could have five times the energy density of the lithium-ion forms in

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Images reveal crashed Mars lander

Image copyright NASA The European Space Agency has tried hard to avoid using the words “crash” or “failure” about its attempted Mars landing but the fate of the spacecraft is cruelly exposed in new pictures. The Schiaparelli lander is seen in greater detail than ever before, lying on the Martian surface. It is well within

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World’s largest marine protected area declared in Antarctica

Image copyright John B. Weller Image caption Conservationists are delighted that the Ross Sea has been designated a marine protected area Delegates from 24 countries and the European Union have agreed that the Ross Sea in Antarctica will become the world’s largest marine protected area (MPA). Some 1.57m sq km (600,000 sq miles) of the

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