National Science Foundation

New, high-energy rechargeable batteries

While electric vehicles offer many advantages—including reducing greenhouse gas emissions and the country's dependence on imported petroleum—at least one barrier stands in the way of their large-scale ...

Jun 30, 2014
4.4 / 5 (31) 11

Putting quarks on a virtual scale

For the last several years, much of the attention in particle physics has focused on the Higgs Boson, so one could be forgiven thinking that the rest of the subatomic particle world has been figured out. ...

Jan 20, 2014
4.8 / 5 (21) 0 | with audio podcast

Ice cores yield rich history of climate change

On Friday, Jan. 28 in Antarctica, a research team investigating the last 100,000 years of Earth's climate history reached an important milestone completing the main ice core to a depth of 3,331 meters (10,928 ...

Feb 02, 2011
4.5 / 5 (22) 37 | with audio podcast

Getting a charge out of solar 'paint'

Have you seen those big, bulky, breakable photovoltaic cells that now collect the sun's rays? Well, what if solar energy could be harnessed using tiny collectors that could be spray painted on a roof, a wall ...

Feb 14, 2011
4.6 / 5 (18) 12 | with audio podcast