November 8th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a microsensor that monitors the freshness of foods. It could be used to collect data on food temperatures when connected to the internet. Watch the video to learn more about this microsensor.
November 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
An article recently published in The Economist science and technology section takes on a technology that most people look at everyday, yet hardly ever notice—glass.
November 3rd, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Sussex have developed a new touchscreen material from graphene and silver nanowires that offers several improvements over the industry standard, indium tin oxide, and could enable smartphone screens that aren’t composed entirely of glass.
November 1st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory are developing technology to improve the thermal performance of lithium-ion batteries. And that all starts with studying how batteries fail.
October 31st, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A collaboration between Battelle and Rare Earth Salts is one of several DOE projects to revive rare earth production in the U.S. Researchers are working to extract rare-earth elements from coal fly ash—which could also provide a boost to the coal industry.
October 18th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Argonne National Lab now report that they’re working on a material that, like the human brain, can learn and forget. The electronic material, a quantum perovskite, adaptively responds to repeated stimuli.
October 6th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
North Carolina State University researchers have developed a silicon carbide manufacturing process that may finally give this material the boost it needs to compete against silicon in the power electronics market.
October 3rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed battery anodes made of an asphalt derivative that has the capability of charging lithium metal batteries 10–20 times faster than current lithium batteries already on the market. The material also helps prevent formation of dendrites.
September 29th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to send and receive signals between electronic devices over long distances. Long-range backscatter is a low-cost process that uses low power and represents a breakthrough for many applications, including flexible medical devices.
September 28th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Japanese company Hoya is developing thin glass disks that the company is betting will be increasingly incorporated into larger hard disk drives used in computers—Hoya is setting its sights on large-scale glass data storage, with reported capabilities of reaching 20 TB capacities by 2020.