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2012-07-19 13:47:38

Chemical batteries power many different mobile electronic devices, but repeated charging and discharging cycles can wear them out. An alternative energy storage device called an ultracapacitor can be recharged hundreds of thousands of times without degrading, but ultracapacitors have their own disadvantages, including a voltage output that drops precipitously as the device is discharged. Now a researcher from the University of West Florida has designed an ultracapacitor that maintains a near...

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2012-07-11 09:24:36

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Could a dollar-store T-shirt someday help you charge your smartphone or tablet computer on the go? It may sound fanciful, but researchers at one American university are experimenting with technology capable of doing just that. Mechanical Engineering Professor Xiaodong Li and Post-Doctorate Lihong Bao, both of the University of South Carolina, are working on a way to turn the fabric of a simple piece of clothing into a...


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  • A vial or small glass bottle, especially one for holding vinegar, oil, etc.; a caster for liquids.
This word is Middle English in origin, and ultimately comes from the Old French, diminutive of 'crue,' flask.
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