Oct 17, 2021
Recycled Lithium Batteries as Good as Newly Mined?
Lithium-ion batteries, with their use of riskily mined metals, tarnish the green image of EVs. Recycling to recover those valuable metals would minimize the social and environmental...
Sep 16, 2021
A Fundamentally New Way to Freeze Foods
Frozen foods are a modern convenience that, for most people, is difficult to imagine living without. Freezing is a relatively cost-effective way to preserve nutrients and taste, but...
Sep 13, 2021
Graphene Jolts Sodium-Ion Batteries' Capacity
After years of anticipation, sodium-ion batteries are starting to deliver on their promise for energy storage. But so far, their commercialization is limited to large-scale uses such...
Aug 8, 2021
China Says It's Closing in on a Thorium Nuclear Reactor
There is no denying the need for nuclear power in a world that hungers for clean, carbon-free energy. At the same time, there's a need for safer technologies that bear less...
May 17, 2021
Can Triboelectric Nanogenerators Find Their Niche?
The trick of rubbing a balloon on your head to make your hair stand up has generated giggles for ages. But the electrical phenomenon behind the trick can also generate energy....
Apr 30, 2021
Why 1 in 5 EV Owners Switch Back to a Gas Car
California, with its climate-forward policies and wealthy, tech-savvy districts, has been the bellwether for electric car adoption in the U.S. and the country’s largest market...
Feb 15, 2021
Plasma Gun Sprays Out High Quality Graphene
Graphene has slowly made its way into sports gear, anticorrosion coatings, and even fabric face masks. But widespread use of the strong, conductive material in electronics, energy...
Jan 18, 2021
How Do Renewables Hold Up in a Warming World?
Renewable energy could help lessen the worst possible impacts of climate change. Yet, the changing climate also impacts those very renewable energy sources. In a new study published...
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