University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UI) researchers have invented a new kind of LED that can both emit and detect ambient light. The possibility then becomes that cellphones and other devices could soon be controlled with touchless gestures and charge themselves using ambient light. This would be a major design attribute for the future. Made […]






University of Colorado at Boulder engineers have developed an engineered material to act as a kind of air conditioning system for structures.  The new material is a scalable manufactured metamaterial – an engineered material with extraordinary properties not found in nature with the ability to cool objects even under direct sunlight with zero energy and […]






University of Michigan researchers prepared a new study purporting climate change is likely to increase U.S. electricity costs over the next century. The suggestion is it will cost billions of dollars more than economists have previously forecast. The study shows how higher temperatures will raise not just the average annual electricity demand, but more importantly, […]






Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) researchers’ new study unravels the properties of a promising new material for all solid state lithium ion batteries, which could be safer and longer-lasting than traditional batteries. The team at MIT probed the mechanical properties of a sulfide-based solid electrolyte material to determine its mechanical performance when incorporated into batteries. […]






Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists using the Cray XK7 Titan supercomputer have identified new electrolyte materials with promising properties for lithium-ion conduction in batteries. As the Oak Ridge press release said, “Ever since Italian physicist Alessandro Volta invented the first battery out of a stack of copper and zinc disks separated by moistened cardboard, scientists […]






« go backkeep looking »
css.php