June 2014

  1. Can Silly Putty help create a breakthrough battery?

    Can Silly Putty help create a breakthrough battery?
    Plasticine of  Digital family - pad, phone, computer It's hard to resist the tug of a smile when imagining electrical engineers playing with silly putty. Dismiss the grin, switch playful imagination for objectivity, and we see the reality of the situation. The engineers of Riverside Bourns College of Engineering are actually researching ways to improve the efficiency of batteries with the aid of a compound found within silly putty. Thanks to this research, the nervous twitch of focus from smartphone screen to flashing low-battery icon may soon be a thing of the past. Continue reading →

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