May 22nd, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Wind energy is the fastest-growing source of electricity in the world, and harnessing it is one of the cleanest, most sustainable ways to generate energy. But, how windy does it really need to be to generate substantial power?
May 7th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The majority of the nation’s federally-funded R&D centers slashed spending in fiscal year 2013 by more than $1 billion over the previous year.
May 5th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Vigo’s Institute of Biomedical Research of Vigo (Spain) have shown that bioceramics isolated from shark teeth can potentially help regenerate human bone tissue.
May 4th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy, like the rest of us, wants U.S. clean energy manufacturing to be more competitive. It’s why the DOE has launched a $2-million Technologist in Residence pilot designed to increase competitiveness and allow our national labs to make a greater commercial impact through strengthened lab-industry partnerships.
April 21st, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
According to research from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology, clay stands poised to save the world from environmental evils (a.k.a. greenhouses gases) and gets the job done “just as effectively as other materials.”
April 21st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
A group of architects, designers, writers, reporters, and thinkers called the Unknown Fields Division have traveled the world and are now pulling back the curtain to show the toxic story lurking behind rare earth production.
April 16th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
We’ve been told which kinds of roofs (green, white, and otherwise) perform best in warm climates and are most cost-effective, but which roof performs best in cold climates?
April 15th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research from Brown University shows that although the glass sponge's anchoring fibers are thin and fragile-looking, they are engineered for maximal strength.
April 15th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
Over the next weeks, we'll preview a handful of the 150-plus manufacturers and suppliers who have signed on for the first Ceramics Expo. Today, we turn the pre-show spotlight to Zircoa
April 13th, 2015 | by Jessica McMathis
The Obama administration hopes to achieve more efficient and affordable vehicles through a conditional commitment to Alcoa for a $259-million loan—the first issued under the Department of Energy’s Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing loan program.