November 21st, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of scientists from CoorsTek Membrane Sciences, the University of Oslo, and the Institute of Chemical Technology has developed a promising new ceramic membrane that could reduce the cost and enhance the feasibility of hydrogen generation far enough to bring the technology to the forefront of clean energy solutions.
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 Faye Oney
Researchers have found a way to nearly eliminate glare on reflective surfaces like glass. Using a self-assembly process, scientists etched tiny nanometer-sized cones onto a glass surface—a more efficient way of eliminating reflection without adding layers of material.
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 24th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers built the first ceramic pump that can transfer liquid metals up to 1,673 Kelvin (2,552ºF). The pump could be used for renewable energy storage, producing hydrogen from methane without releasing CO2, and to develop new types of batteries.
October 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
According to a new analysis by researchers at MIT, University of California Berkeley, and Rochester Institute of Technology, adequate supply of critical lithium-ion battery materials lithium, cobalt, manganese, graphite, and nickel should not disrupt battery production, at least in the short term.
October 17th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
ETH Zurich researchers have used computational modeling to design an ultrathin concrete roof for that optimizes strength while eliminating extra material and weight.
October 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The automotive industry is speeding toward an electric car future. Beyond the drivers influencing these changes, there are some important factors that are actually enabling this shift to take place—and at their heart is materials science and engineering.