August 31st, 2018 | by Jonathon Foreman
Nearly two hundred people from 25 countries converged in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 20–23, for Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE 2018). The conference inspired a variety of discussions and a lot of enthusiasm.
August 24th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed an architectural construction technology that combines 3-D-printed design with the strength of concrete. Smart Slab weighs less than half of conventional concrete and generates a lower carbon footprint.
August 22nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Lemons are good for making low-voltage batteries, but not so much when powering a car. Mark Rober attempts to create a giant lemon battery before realizing he should have used another energy source.
August 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at the University of Michigan have developed a faster-charging solid-state lithium battery. The key is a ceramic electrolyte that stabilizes the surface and does not degrade over time.
July 25th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
NASA Goddard will launch its Parker Solar Probe in early August on a mission to study the mysteries of the sun. Watch today's video to learn how engineers have designed the Solar Probe to withstand the sun's intense heat.
July 18th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Did you ever wish you could fly your own small plane without getting your pilot's license? Watch today's video to see how close the future really is!
July 17th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Penn State University have developed a self-heating and self-charging lithium-ion battery that can charge itself in 15 minutes at temperatures as low as -45 degrees F. Their technology could speed up adoption of electric vehicles.
July 11th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at MIT have fabricated small flexible magnetic structures using a 3-D printer and ink fused with magnetic particles. The structures could be used to remotely control biomedical devices for drug delivery or for pumping blood, among other functions.
June 27th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Berkeley Lab have developed a "super window" that is twice as insulating and more energy efficient than most windows on the market today. They are currently working with major manufacturers to eventually bring it to market.
June 22nd, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers discovered that a chemical reaction that takes place when a performance-enhancing additive is mixed into a lithium battery’s electrolyte can suppress its decomposition—similar to the pickling process. This discovery could lead to higher-performing batteries.