March 15th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University researchers have developed an inexpensive electrochromic glass—by sandwiching readily available, color-changing hydrocarbon molecules in between two panes of conductive glass, the researchers have created a chameleon-like window with a wider range of color choices than ever before.
May 4th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ferroelectric nanowires make personal cooling units, 3-D-printed foams outperform other materials, origin of earth's oldest zircon crystals, and more materials stories that may be of interest for May 4, 2016.
July 24th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the University of Texas at Austin are developing materials that allow windows to let light pass through without transferring heat and, on the flip side, to block out light while allowing heat transmission