September 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Drexel University and Korea Institute of Science & Technology are working together to develop new materials into incredibly thin and lightweight films than can more effectively block electromagnetic radiation.
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 13th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable health-monitoring devices without the need for batteries.
September 13th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Wearable tech company Amazfit recently debuted its simple ceramic activity tracker in the U.S. market—and at a retail price of just $79.99, it provides a more affordable option for adorning your wrist with ceramics.
September 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Apple unveiled the latest iteration of its tech products this week, debuting the new iPhone 7 and Series 2 Watches.
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 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
When it comes to high-performance transistors, silicon’s been the go-to material. But recently, researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison say carbon nanotube transistors have, for the first time, outperformed silicon
August 30th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers continue to make strides in the mission to commercialize graphene so the advanced material can be put to work in real-world ways. Check out these three graphene-related research developments generating buzz this week.
August 26th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at North Dakota State University (Fargo, N.D.) in collaboration with Pacific Northwest National Lab (Richland, Wash.) have made important progress in an alternative strategy to incorporate silicon into the anodes of lithium-ion batteries: silicon nanowires.