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Energy news, October 2008

Solar-powered UAV takes flight

A solar-powered unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) made with carbon fibre composite has completed a three and a half day flight in Arizona, USA.

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Researchers have shown that a damage-resistant rechargeable zinc battery with a cartilage-like solid electrolyte makes an effective 'structural battery'.

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Incorporating advanced catalysts made from 2D materials into lithium-air batteries allows them to hold up to 10 times more energy.

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A novel fuel cell catalyst comprising cobalt-platinum alloy nanoparticles on a composite substrate uses much less platinum than current catalysts.

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Using a powerful new analytical technique, scientists have uncovered a distinct pattern of electron spins within a cuprate superconductor.

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