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Video: Flexible speakers made possible thanks to graphene

By Stephanie Liverani / September 7, 2016

Researchers at the Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology report a simple way to fabricate thermo-acoustic speakers using ultra-thin graphene.

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NASA Glenn materials engineer Valerie Wiesner explores potential of ceramic matrix composites

By April Gocha / September 1, 2016

ACerS member Valerie Wiesner, a materials engineer at NASA Glenn Research Center in Cleveland, Ohio, is one of the many scientists trying to fully unlock the potential of ceramic matrix composite materials.

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Video: Hybrid photovoltaic–concentrated solar power systems poised to make most out of solar energy harvesting

By April Gocha / August 31, 2016

An ARPA-E program called Full-Spectrum Optimized Conversion and Utilization of Sunlight (FOCUS) is supporting efforts to combine photovoltaic and concentrated solar power into one uber-efficient solar system.

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Video: Argonne National Lab warms up new incubator to grow energy technologies

By April Gocha / July 20, 2016

Argonne National Lab (Argonne, Ill.) is now accepting applications from intrepid entrepreneurs for its brand new and fully supportive energy incubator program, Chain Reaction Innovations (CRI).

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Video: Teslaphoresis self assembles carbon nanotubes to wire and light LED

By April Gocha / May 11, 2016

Rice University scientists—and collaborators from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M Engineering, and Second Baptist School—have discovered that they can use Tesla coils to direct long-range self-assembly of carbon nanotubes.

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Video: The science of sweat—wearable sensor monitors health through perspiration

By Stephanie Liverani / February 3, 2016

Engineers at the University of California, Berkeley have developed a prototype for a flexible, wearable sensor system that can monitor a person’s health through perspiration.

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Video: Honey, I shrunk the science—Series explores how nanotechnology advances innovation

By April Gocha / January 27, 2016

A new six-part series created by NSF and NBC Learn, called “Nanotechnology: Super small science,” is exploring just how nanotechnology affects our world and tomorrow’s technology.

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Video: Here’s how the periodic table got its four new elements

By Stephanie Liverani / January 20, 2016

The Joint Working Party for the Discovery of New Elements has confirmed the discovery of four new elements that finally complete the table’s seventh row. But this news might not be as groundbreaking as the media buzz makes it seem…

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Video: Could solar panels provide the world’s entire energy needs?

By April Gocha / January 13, 2016

“Is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy?” TED-Ed answer that question by diving into the science behind solar cells in a new explainer video that focuses on the atomic happenings within a silicon solar cell.

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