April 22nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Materials Challenges in Alternative and Renewable Energy (MCARE) was held April 18–21 in Clearwater, Fla., and drew nearly 200 materials scientists, researchers, and engineers from 30 countries. And everyone seems to agree that sustainable solutions for efficient energy harvesting and storage across all industries is the ultimate goal.
April 6th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Is rice ash the key to 'greener' silica production? ACerS member Richard Laine, a professor of materials science and engineering at the University of Michigan, explains his new clean, cost-efficient method for large-scale manufacture of silica.
April 5th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Since GE announced its exclusivity with LED lights, it’s perhaps no surprise that the company is now rolling out spiffy new LED products. But the newest one I came across has me intrigued—LED lights that are better in sync with your circadian rhythms.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
An interdisciplinary team of researchers at the University of California Los Angeles has devised a proof-of-concept that shows it’s possible to capture carbon dioxide emissions and convert them into a concrete alternative that can be 3-D printed—a material the researchers are calling CO2NCRETE.
March 28th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
The latest innovations in self-cleaning surfaces, materials, and technologies focus on low-maintenance, energy-efficient solutions for many industries with major scale-up potential.
March 25th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) yesterday issued a ruling that lowers worksite exposure limits of respirable silica by half or more of current limits.
March 16th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Take a trip to the Eneco wind farm in Zeeland (in the Netherlands) and you'll find an artistic take on the traditional turbine farm. Dutch artist Daan Roosegaarde designed "Windlicht" (or "Windlight") to showcase the beauty of clean energy.
March 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
NASA recently announced that it is spending $20 million to push supersonic jet travel back into commercial reality. The funding is going to a team led by Lockheed Martin for preliminary design work on a reimagined supersonic jet that could take to the skies by 2020.
March 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A new study by researchers at the University of Wisconsin–Madison and the University of Minnesota shows that nanoparticles of lithium battery catalyst nickel manganese cobalt oxide may harm important bacteria that reside in the soil and have untold environmental consequences.
February 26th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
This week, the U.S. Department of Energy launched a $40 million effort to improve materials for clean energy solutions that will “give American entrepreneurs and manufacturers a leg up in the global race for clean energy,” says a DOE news release.