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Scientists find new way to convert ammonia into hydrogen seamlessly

Northwestern University researchers have developed a highly effective, environmentally friendly method for converting ammonia into hydrogen. Outlined in a recent publication in the journal Joule,...

Scientists develop new printed solid-state batteries

Lithium-ion (Li-ion) batteries are widely used in portable electronic devices, electric vehicles, and grid-scale energy storage systems. Safety of Li-ion batteries, however, has been called...

Quantum tunneling pushes the limits of self-powered sensors

Using quantum tunneling, scientists have developed self-powered sensors that can run for more than a year. Shantanu Chakrabartty's laboratory has been working to create sensors...

New innovative system could keep items cool without electricity

MIT researchers have developed a two-layer passive cooling system, made of hydrogel and aerogel, that can keep foods and pharmaceuticals cool for days without...

Scientists develop lead-free magnetic perovskites for energy storage

Scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, have taken a step forwards and developed an optoelectronic magnetic double perovskite. The discovery opens the possibility to couple spintronics...

This luminescent wood could light up homes of the future

The right indoor lighting can help set the mood, from a soft romantic glow to bright, stimulating colors. But some materials used for lighting, such...

Scientists find new low-energy way to recycle plastic waste

When we started using plastics about 70 years ago, not much thought — if any — was given to the implications of their lifespan...

This white paint could keep things cool without air conditioning

What if paint could cool off a building enough to not need air conditioning? Purdue University engineers have created white paint that can keep surfaces...

Scientists borrow solar panel tech to create ultrahigh-resolution OLED display

By expanding on existing designs for electrodes of ultra-thin solar panels, Stanford researchers and collaborators in Korea have developed a new architecture for OLED—organic...

Energy efficient heat pumps increase the value of homes in the U.S., shows study

A new study examines the cost of heat pump installation in American households and the effect on house prices and home values. Researchers find that...