When it comes to building a better battery, researchers at the University of Maryland are discovering that it’s the little things that matter. “Our original thinking was about making batteries smaller,” said Eleanor Gillette, a Maryland student working on the project. “We wanted to understand what the limiting dimensions are. How small can we go before we are using every piece of material we put in?” With smallness as their target, a team of UMD chemists and material scientists worked together to develop a “nanopore” battery. Essentially, that involves taking a microscopically thin ceramic sheet pierced with millions of tiny
Reigning national champ and No. 5 seed Penn State is headed to its seventh Final Four in the last nine years. It will face top-seed Stanford in the national semifinals Thursday night.
Sam Thompson's signature play is in the inbound alley-oop. He showed it again in Saturday's game win over Morehead State.
The 2014 Women’s Volleyball Tournament has reached the Elite Eight, and three Big Ten teams are left standing. Reigning national champ Penn State swept UCLA to advance to play Wisconsin, which edged Big Ten rival Ohio State, in the Louisville Regional Final. The winner of last year’s NCAA title rematch will advance to the Final Four. Nebraska is one win away from the Final Four, too, as it stunned Washington, 3-1, to advance to the Seattle Regional Final. Illinois was eliminated in a thrilling five-set decision to Florida. [ MORE: View the official interactive NCAA bracket ] PENN STATE 3,
Still behind on your holiday shopping? Looking for good presents for children? And do those kids show any inclination toward building and designing things? If you answered “yes” to all three of those questions, then Purdue University’s College of Engineering Education has just the thing for you: a holiday gift guide that’s filled with toys, games and entertainment that make engineering concepts fun and accessible for pre-college learners. You read that correctly — “fun” and “engineering” in the very same gift. The gift guide actually has two parts: The first lists a range of toys, kits and media appropriate for
It was a busy day of Big Ten men’s basketball Saturday, including a record six contests on BTN/BTN2Go. Catch up all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Five Big Ten teams were victorious, as Nebraska outlasted Cincinnati, Indiana destroyed Grand Canyon, No. 6 Wisconsin rolled Nicholls, No. 12 Ohio State took down Morehead State and No. 20 Maryland rallied past USC Upstate. In losing efforts, Vanderbilt knocked off Purdue, Oregon came back to down No. 25 Illinois and No. 3 Arizona dropped Michigan. Get links, AP recaps and video highlights below. Maryland 67, USC Upstate 57: BOX |
Georges Niang isn't exactly a fan favorite in Iowa City, for obvious reasons. He didn't help his case late in Friday night's win at Iowa.
This past week on “The Journey” our crew told the story of two brothers with Duchenne muscular dystrophy and their relationship to the Ohio State Buckeyes football team. No matter which Big Ten team you root for, this one is worth a watch. Jacob Jarvis, 14, and his younger brother Noah Studebaker, 7, each have the disease, the most common fatal genetic disorder diagnosed during childhood. Currently, there is no cure for Duchenne muscular dystrophy. Jacob and Noah have been friends of Ohio State coach Urban Meyer and the Ohio State football team since July 2013, and they attend practices with their parents. “It
How would Paul Chryst differ from Wisconsin's past two coaches? BTN's Gerry DiNardo explains that and more inside!
What FBS schools would be considered to be “destination” jobs? According to BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, there are 25 such jobs in America.