September 16th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of researchers at Mexico's Center for Research in Advanced Materials is fabricating a thermal barrier coating, based on coal combustion byproduct fly ash, that pulls double duty to protect jet engines and reduce environmental pollutants.
September 15th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
In the weeks leading up to Materials Science and Technology 2014, we preview four lectures not to miss. First up: Ceramics for Innovation and Sustainability.
September 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Other materials stories that may be of interest for September 10, 2014.
September 8th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A group of researchers from Stanford is leading a new charge—their simple water splitter only needs a AAA battery and skips the precious metal catalysts present in other splitters, making a cheaper device that shows promise for making a hydrogen future all the more possible.
September 5th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The recycled rubber we so readily discard—some 290 million tires each year—could someday provide electricity to our electric vehicles or store solar or wind energy.
September 2nd, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A team from Michigan State University has developed a new luminescent solar concentrator that offers greater efficiency with complete transparency.
August 28th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
A new bio-brick installation that marries form with function shows that carbon-friendly construction components can also be award-winning works of art.
August 13th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Designer and engineer Francesco Pacelli has pioneered a new use for spent coffee grounds—as a component of clay for 3D-printed ceramics.
August 12th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Scientists at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory (BRL) in the United Kingdom are hoping to transform one of the world’s most abundant and accessible resources—urine—into electricity.
August 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Energy Department is taking steps toward a more open stream of information from the lab, introducing a new web directory that increases access to any publications or data derived from research funded by the DOE.