September 21st, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Keeping fuel-efficiency paramount, automotive manufacturer Nissan recently unveiled its latest concept car—the BladeGlider, which “combines zero-emissions with high-performance in a revolutionary sports car design,” according to a Nissan press release.
September 14th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new Reactions video from the American Chemical Society explains the science behind exploding lithium-ion batteries, in addition to three hacks to keep lithium-ions lasting longer.
September 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Australian National University developed a new spray-on, plastic-based coating that could be used to waterproof cell phones, prevent ice formation on airplanes, and protect boat hulls against corrosion.
September 7th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate thermo-acoustic speakers using ultra-thin graphene.
September 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Delbert Day, ACerS past-president, former Missouri University of Science and Technology professor, and cofounder of Mo-Sci Corporation (Rolla, Mo.), reflects on his long and impactful career and gives advice to those just getting started.
September 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.
August 31st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
An ARPA-E program called Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS) is supporting efforts to combine photovoltaic and concentrated solar power into one uber-efficient solar system.
August 24th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
University of Washington researchers have a new channel of communication that allows devices like brain implants, contact lenses, credit cards, and even smaller wearables to talk directly to devices like smartphones and watches using wireless internet connectivity.
August 17th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
GE Appliances (Louisville, Ky.) and Oak Ridge National Lab (Oak Ridge, Tenn.) together are developing the next generation of laundry appliance that can dry in half the time and use 70% less energy than your current clothes dryer.
August 10th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory in California are developing a material for protective military uniforms that is highly breathable yet protects from biological and chemical threats.