Week in Review: 8/2/15 – 8/8/15

August 6, 2015

Flexible dielectric polymer can stand the heat
Easily manufactured, low cost, lightweight, flexible dielectric polymers that can operate at high temperatures may be the solution to energy storage and power conversion in electric vehicles and other high temperature applications, according to a team of Penn State engineers.
http://news.psu.edu/story/365048/2015/08/06/research/flexible-dielectric-polymer-can-stand-heat

August 4, 2015

World’s quietest gas lets physicists hear faint quantum effects
UC Berkeley physicists have cooled a gas to the quietest state ever achieved, hoping to detect faint quantum effects lost in the din of colder but noisier fluids.
http://news.berkeley.edu/2015/08/04/worlds-quietest-gas-lets-physicists-hear-faint-quantum-effects/