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.
August 19th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Engineers at the A. James Clark School of Engineering at the University of Maryland say that windows made of transparent wood might provide more even and consistent natural lighting and better energy efficiency compared to glass.
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 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ACerS member and Fellow Nitin Padture penned one of three commentaries for a new aerospace-centered issue of Nature Materials. Padture’s article, “Advanced structural ceramics in aerospace propulsion,” details the vital role of advanced structural ceramics in ever-advancing vehicle propulsion systems.
August 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Rice University researchers (Houston, Texas) want to know what makes concrete stronger and tougher. And after analyzing more than 600 computer models of concrete’s inner matrix, they determined that both voids and particles are key players in giving the material its remarkable qualities.
July 29th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Scientists at the Okinawa Institute of Science and Technology in Japan are delving deeper into what it is about the perovskite fabrication process that enhances effectiveness—and adding water could be the key.
July 20th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Argonne National Lab (Argonne, Ill.) is now accepting applications from intrepid entrepreneurs for its brand new and fully supportive energy incubator program, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).
July 19th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Continuing the trend towards novel industry–academia partnerships, Morgan Advanced Materials and Pennsylvania State University recently announced they’re pairing up to form a new R&D center focused solely on advancing carbon materials.
July 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Missouri's Department of Transportation plans to install a test version of Solar Roadways’ solar road tiles in a sidewalk at the Historic Route 66 welcome center in Conway, Mo., to see if the technology is fit for use on regular streets.
July 12th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northwestern University, and Rice University have developed a "new type of 2-D layered perovskite with outstanding stability and more than triple the material's previous power conversion efficiency," according to news from LANL.