University of Maryland (UMD) engineers have found a way to make manufactured wood more than 10 times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys. This kind of research shows how material science can save metals, the energy used to produce them and add to the carbon […]

Stanford University researchers now propose three separate ways to avoid blackouts if an economy transitions all its energy to electricity or direct heat and provides the energy with 100 percent wind, water and sunlight. It a relief to know someone is thinking about reducing the risks of renewables to an economy. Renewable energy solutions are […]

Drexel University researchers have uncovered exceptionally efficient gas separation properties in a nanomaterial called MXene that could be incorporated into the membranes used to purify hydrogen. Hydrogen is one of the most abundant elements on Earth and an exceptionally clean fuel source. While it is making its way into the fuel cells of electric cars, […]

University of Texas at Austin and Monash University researchers have recently discovered a new, efficient way to extract lithium and other metals and minerals from water. With continual technological advancements in mobile devices and electric cars, the global demand for lithium has quickly outpaced the rate at which it can be mined or recycled. The […]

Columbia University School of Engineering and Applied Science engineering researchers have developed a prototype of a high-performance flexible lithium-ion battery. The battery design demonstrates both good flexibility and high energy density at the same time. The very cleverly designed battery is shaped like the human spine and allows remarkable flexibility, high energy density, and stable […]

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