Distinguished Fellow Ali Erdemir and his team at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have developed a newly patented technology that greatly extends the lifetime of mechanical parts. From bearings and shafts to cutting tools metal parts that wear out quickly consume a great deal of time, manpower, money and the energy used […]

Argonne National Laboratory scientists have identified a new material to make methanol from carbon dioxide. With its unique structure, the new catalyst can capture and convert carbon dioxide in a way that ultimately saves energy. The Argonne scientists are working on the ‘capture and convert’ motto of carbon dioxide reduction, a process that stops the […]

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) scientists have put firm numbers on the high costs of installing pipelines to transport hydrogen fuel and also found a way to reduce those costs. The scientists calculated that hydrogen-specific steel pipelines can cost as much as 68% more than natural gas pipelines. But the research is showing […]

A researcher team at MIT led by professors Evelyn Wang and Jing Kong, has developed a way of coating copper with graphene. An important use would be condensing steam back to water. A thin coating on copper condensers could make power plants more efficient, the MIT scientists report. Most of the world’s electricity-producing power plants […]

Researchers at Temple University and the University of Maryland has discovered a new class of magnets that expand their volume when placed in a magnetic field and generate negligible amounts of wasteful heat during energy harvesting. The researchers, Harsh Deep Chopra, professor and chair of mechanical engineering at Temple, and Manfred Wuttig, professor of materials […]

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