…that it could soon be possible to charge your cell phone in a few seconds? BSF-supported researchers from Bar-Ilan University in Israel, and Drexel University’s College of Engineering in Philadelphia are part of an international team that developed a new battery electrode design. Batteries require electrodes to store and disburse energy. This modern design allows batteries to charge quickly, while storing more energy than what is currently possible. Read more here.
…that eye movements could be the key to more understanding of ADHD? As part of a BSF-funded study, scientists at Tel Aviv University and New York University are studying a technique that measures tiny movements of the eyes, in the hopes of getting a better understanding of how to diagnose and treat ADHD. Emerging evidence shows that small involuntary eye movements are a promising new tool for shedding light on the hidden workings of mental processes like attention and anticipation, cognitive processes that are often impaired in individuals with ADHD. The new study suggests that carefully tracking eye movements offers a new method for monitoring people with ADHD. Read more here.
…that Israeli know-how is helping windows get “smarter”? BSF-supported researchers at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Stony Brook University, and the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered new effects of an important method for modulating semiconductors. The method, which works by creating open spaces or “vacancies” in a material’s structure, enables scientists to tune the electronic properties of semiconductor nanocrystals. This finding will advance the development of modern technologies like smart windows, which can change opaqueness on demand. Read more here.