June 13th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
A new technique that uses computational neural networks to “learn” how a nanoparticle’s structure affects its behavior, unusual properties of bismuth that can be harnessed to help the environment, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 13, 2018.
June 5th, 2018 | by Faye Oney
Researchers at Vanderbilt University are making something useful out of carbon dioxide pulled from the air: Small-diameter carbon nanotubes. Their CNTs are not only higher quality, but the process to make them is cheaper than current methods.
February 9th, 2018 | by April Gocha
Despite its material strength, concrete’s weakness is its huge carbon footprint. New methods are emerging to process wood into a high-performance structural building material that could someday take concrete’s place in buildings and beyond.
December 20th, 2017 | by April Gocha
New technique to reveal defect densities in graphene layers, battery research could triple range of electric vehicles, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 20, 2017.
October 25th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Taming 'wild' electrons in graphene, novel process facilitates production of high-voltage lithium-ion cathodes, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 25, 2017.
June 30th, 2017 | by April Gocha
Lawrence Livermore National Lab scientists have developed a carbon capture system that uses simple, nontoxic carbon dioxide-grabbing polymer microcapsules to absorb and store the greenhouse gas generated during beer brewing.
May 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Airlines may soon be "going green." Researchers at Technion Israel Institute of Technology have patented an eco-friendly process to produce hydrogen on demand and in air, offering up new potential for fuel cell-powered aircraft.
December 28th, 2016 | by April Gocha
Nano-modified aerospace composites from carbon nanotubes, bacteria-powered battery built from a single sheet of paper, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 28, 2017.
November 2nd, 2016 | by April Gocha
Study explains graphene's strength gap, flexible solar cells for any surface, and other materials stories that may be of interest for November 2, 2016.
March 30th, 2016 | by April Gocha
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.