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Ceramic metal composite could lower cost of electricity from solar power

By Faye Oney / November 2, 2018

Researchers have developed a ceramic-metal composite for a heat exchanger to generate electricity from solar power. Their advancement could ultimately lower the cost of electricity generated from solar power.

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Fast-charging EV stations could be a reality in three years

By Faye Oney / October 26, 2018

In a collaborative effort between researchers and industry, a team is working to develop fast-charging stations for electric vehicles. Their success could lead to wider adoption of EVs in the near future.

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Report: Nuclear has potential to play bigger role in meeting global energy demand

By Faye Oney / September 25, 2018

A new report from MIT Energy Initiative says that nuclear energy has the potential to be used as an alternative energy source as long as cost and policy issues are addressed. Read the report and watch the video to learn more.

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Solar window changes from transparent to tinted while generating electricity

By Faye Oney / December 19, 2017

Researchers have developed a photovoltaic device that generates electricity from sunlight that passes through thermochromic windows. Their device could provide power to buildings, smartphone batteries, and other electronics.

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Video: Pedestrians’ footsteps generate power to light street lamps

By Faye Oney / August 2, 2017

Can our footsteps generate enough power to light up the streets? A London company has installed energy-harvesting tiles that can generate electricity from pedestrians’ footsteps to power street lamps and air purifiers.

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Forming new insights: Glass avalanches help explain phenomenon behind energy-saving technique

By April Gocha / August 30, 2016

Lehigh University scientists have recently gained some important insight into how glass reacts to electric field-induced softening through thermo-electro poling experiments with another research group in Germany.

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It’s electric: Conductive concrete cost-effectively heats up to melt away snow and ice

By April Gocha / February 15, 2016

Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln have developed a winning recipe for electrically conductive concrete that can gently heat up to melt away icy accumulations, yet remain safe to the touch.

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The cities of the future are underwater and ripe for rare-earth mining

By Jessica McMathis / January 6, 2015

Shimizu Corporation’s “ocean spiral” looks like something straight out of outer space—except that this city of the future would reside far below the ocean’s surface.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / April 22, 2014

Other materials stories that may be of interest for April 22, 2014.

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LG’s Smart Lamp: We’ve seen the light—and we’re controlling it with our smartphones

By Jessica McMathis / March 25, 2014

LG Electronics’ new Smart Lamp, unveiled this week in Korea, is a 10W LED bulb that’s 80 percent more efficient than its incandescent counterparts—and can be controlled by your Android or iOS smartphone.

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