March 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
President Obama has delivered to Congress a $3.9-trillion budget request for 2015 that includes $56 billion for his “Opportunity, Growth and Security Initiative” and increased spending for research and development (R&D).
February 25th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
A couple of UCLA scientists have improved automobile cabin air filters with the design of a new high-efficiency cabin air (HECA) filter that blocks the majority of ultrafine particles and simultaneously allows carbon dioxide to escape.
February 24th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory have developed a new “low-cost superhydrophobic coating” that counteracts sun-blocking contaminates that settle on photovoltaic surfaces
February 20th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene is more than an awesome electron conductor--new reports detail its potential use in fine molecular sieves, boron nitride atomic layer films, explanations of the origins of life, antithrombotic biomedical films, and the inspiration of artificial graphene from semiconductor crystals
February 19th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
The Department of Energy (DOE) has announced $3 million to research and development of low-to-moderate-temperature geothermal resources in the United States, as well as to support domestic supply of “critical materials."
February 7th, 2014 | by Jessica McMathis
Researchers at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab have found that in comparing the economic costs and benefits of three different roof types—black, white, and “green” (vegetated)—white roofs are the most cost-effective
December 3rd, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
A novel, self-supporting copper tungsten oxide nanogrid photocatalyst can break down spilled oil, leaving behind only biodegradable compounds
September 5th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
Portland cement production and concrete production can be messy, but researchers are working to make the processes greener and more sustainable
August 30th, 2013 | by Eileen De Guire
Glassy SiOC sensors responded well to NO2 below 400°C. Above 400°C, sensitivity to NO2 disappears, and they become responsive to H2, but the concentration is much higher—5 ppm for NO2 compared to 2,000 ppm for
July 8th, 2013 | by Jim Destefani
CMCs for power plant applications (Science Network Western Australia) Scientists at the School of Materials Science and Technology, China University …