In the current global warming and climate change scenario, clean energy is a hopeful solution. Currently, existing technologies are non-viable due to their inconsistent availability or limited sourcing. In this regard, flow batteries have emerged to be a smaller and cheaper alternative. Researchers at the School of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering (ChBE), Georgia Institute of Technology, have developed a compact flow battery cell configuration using a hollow sub-millimeter, bundled microtubular (SBMT) membrane as the electrolyte distributor. This membrane, made up of hollow fiber, allows the passing of ions without needing any space-consuming support infrastructure. Their configuration reduces the size of the cell by 75%, thereby reducing the size and cost of the entire flow battery. Their technology has the potential to revolutionize the power systems of commercial buildings and residential homes alike.
The topic discusses the broader species receptor binding of the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV-2. The Omicron variant carries multiple unusual mutations, particularly in the receptor-binding domain (RBD) of the spike (S) protein. Host-adapting mutations were also observed in the Omicron RBD, indicating the necessity to evaluate the interspecies transmission risk of the Omicron variant. The […]
Scientists at the QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute have achieved a groundbreaking advancement in creating the first-ever vaccine against the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV), responsible for infectious mononucleosis and linked to cancer and multiple sclerosis. The vaccine stimulates antibodies and T cells, integral components of the immune system, to combat EBV. It also offers a unique […]
The drug rilmenidine, commonly used to treat high blood pressure, has demonstrated the ability to extend lifespan and enhance health markers in both young and old Caenorhabditis elegans worms, according to a study published in Aging Cell. The drug, previously noted for mimicking cellular effects of caloric restriction, showed similar gene activity in kidney and […]