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Harvesting clean energy from hot pavements

This technology allows paved areas, such as freeways, airport runways and parking lots to generate electricity, which can be used in rural areas for powering signage and data collection systems independently of the electric grid.

Posted: Nov 7th, 2017

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Separating chemicals with magnets

A team of researchers are working to reduce the high energy costs of industrial chemical separation processes with a breakthrough separation technique that leverages membranes and magnets to purify chemical mixtures.

Posted: Nov 2nd, 2017

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Fuel from diamonds?

Futuristic fuels could replace our current supplies, recycling what the latter?s combustion produces most: carbon dioxide. And synthetic diamond exposed to light may hold the key.

Posted: Oct 25th, 2017

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When humidity benefits batteries

According to new research, the performance of silicon-based electrodes for lithium-ion batteries can be improved by up to ten times by using a maturation process.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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Electronic entropy enhances water splitting

Scientists have discovered that cerium's electronic entropy, which is created when an electron transitions among various states within an electron shell, is the underlying reason for its success. This finding could help researchers better exploit cerium's entropy for water-splitting technologies.

Posted: Oct 24th, 2017

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