December 22nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Data from a NASA research team shows that during the holiday seasons—Christmas and New Year’s in the U.S. and Ramadan in the Middle East—the night lights shone brighter, a whole 20 to 50% higher, in fact, than during the rest of the year
December 19th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Whether you decorate your Christmas tree with tinsel or not, there’s perhaps a more debated question looming—real or artificial? April breaks it down in classic fashion—a pros and cons list.
December 18th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
If your work involves batteries or silicon, consider yourself among the members of the five hottest fields in scientific research.
December 17th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
China is making strides toward cutting carbon emissions, but will it be enough? New research shows that the country's mitigation strategies may not be enough to overcome increasing demand.
December 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
An experimental studio of Swiss architectural firm Belatchew Arkitekter, called Belatchew Labs, has unveiled a new project that envisions floating housing complexes that are sustainable, save land, and provide living space to young adults.
December 15th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team at Queensland University of Technology and Rice University has developed a high-capacity film that’s thin enough to be placed in the panels of your car and provide enough juice to recharge an EV battery in minutes.
December 11th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy has awarded Iowa State University researchers with a $1-million grant for their high-strength concrete technology that has the potential to revolutionize the production of wind energy.
December 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy is handing out $9 million for R&D related to the advancement of photovoltaic technologies that slash the price tag of solar energy systems.
December 3rd, 2014 | by Eileen De Guire
A new article in Science characterizes—for the first time—the structure of UO2 in its molten and hot, solid state using XRD analysis.
November 30th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A recent study from the University of Wisconsin-Madison finds that researchers are more often turning to venues like Twitter to share their work—and their social media activity is paying big dividends.