Designing self-healing concrete with shape memory
Roads that self-repair, bridges filled with first-aid bubbles, buildings with arteries… not some futuristic fantasy but a very real possibility with 'smart' concrete.
Phinergy demonstrates aluminum-air battery capable of fueling an electric vehicle for 1000 miles
A global natural gas boom alone won't slow climate change
A new analysis of global energy use, economics and the climate shows that without new climate policies, expanding the current bounty of inexpensive natural gas alone would not slow the growth of global greenhouse ...
Better bomb-sniffing technology with new detector material
University of Utah engineers have developed a new type of carbon nanotube material for handheld sensors that will be quicker and better at sniffing out explosives, deadly gases and illegal drugs.
Forget about leprechauns, engineers are catching rainbows
(Phys.org)—University at Buffalo engineers have created a more efficient way to catch rainbows, an advancement in photonics that could lead to technological breakthroughs in solar energy, stealth technology ...
How innovations can drive better transportation system
Scientists produce a novel form of artificial graphene
A new breed of ultra thin super-material has the potential to cause a technological revolution. "Artificial graphene" should lead to faster, smaller and lighter electronic and optical devices of all kinds, ...
Group develops carbon nanotube based flexible display using flexographic printing technology
With carbon nanotubes, a path to flexible, low-cost sensors
Researchers at the Technische Universitaet Muenchen (TUM) are showing the way toward low-cost, industrial-scale manufacturing of a new family of electronic devices. A leading example is a gas sensor that ...
Metal-free catalyst outperforms platinum in fuel cell
Researchers from South Korea, Case Western Reserve University and University of North Texas have discovered an inexpensive and easily produced catalyst that performs better than platinum in oxygen-reduction ...
New carbon films improve prospects of solar energy devices
New research by Yale University scientists helps pave the way for the next generation of solar cells, a renewable energy technology that directly converts solar energy into electricity.
Scientific discovery offers 'green' solution in fight against greenhouse gases
(Phys.org)—A low-cost new material that could lead to innovative technologies to tackle global warming has been discovered by scientists at The University of Nottingham.
Designer glue improves lithium-ion battery life
(Phys.org) —When it comes to improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries, no part should be overlooked – not even the glue that binds materials together in the cathode, researchers at SLAC and ...
Study maps greenhouse gas emissions to building, street level for U.S. cities
Arizona State University researchers have developed a new software system capable of estimating greenhouse gas emissions across entire urban landscapes, all the way down to roads and individual buildings. ...