Scientists create new ice-repelling materials

Scientists create new ice-repelling materials

Icy weather is blamed for multibillion dollar losses every year in the United States, including delays and damage related to air travel, infrastructure and...

These smart microrobots can adapt to their surroundings

One day we may be able to ingest tiny robots that deliver drugs directly to diseased tissue, thanks to research being carried out at...

Scientists develop promising new type of polymers

Organic polymers can nowadays be found in solar cells, sensors, LEDs and in many other technical applications. One specific type of polymers -- known as...

New technology can clean water twice as fast as current ultrafiltration membranes

Engineers have created a bacteria-filtering membrane using graphene oxide and bacterial nanocellulose. It’s highly efficient, long-lasting and environmentally friendly — and could provide clean...

Snow helps produce more solar power in wintertime

Installing photovoltaic panels in high mountains could significantly reduce the power deficit experienced by this renewable energy in winter, according to a joint study...

Scientists find new ways to harness wasted methane

The primary component of natural gas, methane, is itself a potent greenhouse gas. A recent study, affiliated with UNIST has unveiled a high performance catalyst...

How connected vehicles’ windshield wipers could prevent flooding

One of your car’s oldest features has been put to a new, high-tech use by University of Michigan researchers. Utilizing a test fleet in the...

Scientists discover new mechanism for information storage in one atom

Scientists at Radboud University discovered a new mechanism for magnetic storage of information in the smallest unit of matter: a single atom. While the proof...
Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

Scientists develop a new way to turn sunlight into fuel

The quest to find new ways to harness solar power has taken a step forward after researchers successfully split water into hydrogen and oxygen...
Scientists apply physics to energy-efficient building design

Scientists apply physics to energy-efficient building design

Developing a perfectly energy-efficient building is relatively easy to do—if you don't give the building's occupants any control over their environment. Since nobody wants that...

Goo and light make 3D printing 100 times faster

A new way to 3D print uses two lights to control the solidification of resin, enabling complex shapes to be pulled from a vat...

‘Ambidextrous’ robots could dramatically speed e-commerce

In 2018, Amazon had a record-breaking holiday season, with more items ordered worldwide than ever before. It wasn’t alone. As e-commerce continues to grow, companies...

Smartphones: are they just a pain in the neck?

A large majority of the world’s 3.4 billion smartphone users are putting their necks at risk every time they send a text, according to...

Who benefits from the solar energy revolution?

Not everyone is benefiting equally from the availability of new solar energy technologies, a new study by researchers at UC Berkeley and Tufts University...

‘Ambidextrous’ robots can learn to pick up anything

A new algorithm helps robots decide which gripper works best for picking up different objects. From spoons to stuffed animals, humans learn early in life...