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Scientists develop the world’s whitest paint ideal for vehicles

The world’s whitest paint – seen in this year’s edition of Guinness World Records and “The Late Show With Stephen Colbert” – keeps surfaces...

Scientists use modified silk to create new nonstick surfaces

Researchers have developed a method to make silk-based materials that don’t stick to water, or almost anything else that contains water. The modified silk, which...

Scientists create novel material capable of ‘thinking’

Someone taps your shoulder. The touch receptors in your skin send a message to your brain, which processes the information and directs you to look...

New 3D printer promises faster, multi-material creations

Stanford engineers have designed a method of 3D printing that is 5 to 10 times faster than the quickest high-resolution printer currently available and...

MIT engineers build a battery-free, wireless underwater camera

Scientists estimate that more than 95 percent of Earth’s oceans have never been observed, which means we have seen less of our planet’s ocean...

Solar cells on your roof can save a lot of water, shows study

Electricity-generating rooftop solar cells not only save on planet-warming carbon emissions, they also save a significant amount of water, researchers report. A given household may...

Scientists solve the perovskites solar cell durability puzzle

Engineers say they’ve solved a long-standing conundrum in making stable, efficient solar panels out of halide perovskites. It took finding the right solvent design to...

Charging cars at home at night is not the way to go, Stanford study...

Most electric vehicle owners charge their cars at home in the evening or overnight. We’re doing it wrong, according to a new Stanford study. In March,...

Scientists install brains on solar-powered microrobots

Cornell researchers installed electronic “brains” on solar-powered robots that are 100 to 250 micrometers in size – smaller than an ant’s head – so...

New 3D printing process offers novel energy storage design options

Engineers have developed a process to print solid-state polymer electrolytes into any shape desired for use in energy storage. The research team from the School...