May 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, and harnessing it is one of the cleanest, most sustainable ways to generate energy. But, how windy does it really need to be to generate substantial power?
May 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
June 21 may be the official start to summer this year, but we’re going to go ahead and declare an early start—it’s just too fitting that the best summer read yet, the June/July issue of the ACerS Bulletin, is now available online.
May 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Lawrence Livermore National Lab have combined three of the most promising and popular technologies today—3-D printing, graphene, and aerogels. The team is the first to 3-D print graphene aerogels, according to a LLNL press release.
May 7th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.
May 4th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy, like the rest of us, wants U.S. clean energy manufacturing to be more competitive. It’s why the DOE has launched a $2-million Technologist in Residence pilot designed to increase competitiveness and allow our national labs to make a greater commercial impact through strengthened lab-industry partnerships.
April 27th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Bike rides could be brighter and safer, thanks to an LED jacket that helps cyclists signal and be seen.
April 22nd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Research from the University of Illinois at Chicago shows that magnesium ions—with two positive charges—can replace single-charge lithium ions in future batteries.
April 16th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
We’ve been told which kinds of roofs (green, white, and otherwise) perform best in warm climates and are most cost-effective, but which roof performs best in cold climates?
April 15th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Over the next weeks, we'll preview a handful of the 150-plus manufacturers and suppliers who have signed on for the first Ceramics Expo. Today, we turn the pre-show spotlight to Zircoa
April 8th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Brown University have pioneered a new technique that allows them to produce multilayered and multistructured 2-D semiconductor materials, which are particularly promising for the future of electronics, optical devices, and more.