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A polymer breaking enzyme when infused into plastic causes the material to break down into its original components when submerged in compost or even warm water.

Researchers at the University of Massachusetts Amherst recently announced that they have figured out how to engineer a biofilm that harvests the energy in evaporation...

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Flow Battery Solutions that Outperform Alternative Technologies

Unlike other rechargeable energy storage technologies, flow batteries provide a more cost-effective option for large energy storage applications, and offer easy maintenance,...

5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at University of Cambridge have developed floating “artificial leaves” that generate clean fuels from sunlight and water and could eventually operate on a large scale at sea.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Engineers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory have designed a novel building-solar controller that optimizes solar energy with smart technology to keep microgrids operating for up to five days.
Briefs: Power
Energy Storage Materials Make Batteries More Efficient and Heat-Resistant
In redox flow batteries, the energy-storing components are dissolved in a solvent and can be stored at a decentralized location.
Briefs: Energy
A team of researchers at EMPA have developed a water-activated disposable paper battery.
Briefs: Energy
Over the course of their research, the team discovered that these anthraquinones decompose slowly over time, regardless of how many times the battery has been used.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
A new way to unprint paper uses intense pulsed light from a xenon lamp.
Briefs: Energy
Researchers have developed an inexpensive and eco-friendly steam generator to desalinate and purify water using sunlight.
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Articles: Energy
A solar thermal device mimics photosynthesis to convert carbon dioxide emissions into a clean energy resource.
5 Ws: Materials
Researchers at The University of Texas, Austin, developed a low-cost gel film made of abundant materials that can pull drinkable water from the air in even the driest climates.
Special Reports: Energy
Power Electronics - August 2022

This compendium of recent articles from the editors of Tech Briefs and Aerospace & Defense Technology looks at the latest advances in power electronics and energy storage for a range of applications...

5 Ws: Photonics/Optics
As concerns rise about methane, a CU startup is working toward plugging the leaks.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
The design could someday enable a fully decarbonized power grid.
Articles: Green Design & Manufacturing
Sustainability isn’t just about making sure your discarded water bottle is recycled. It’s also about teaming with global entities to form innovative, technologically solid partnerships.
Special Reports: Green Design & Manufacturing
Vehicle Electrification - July 2022

Innovation is happening at a rapid pace in the e-mobility space. Read this compendium of recent articles from the editors of Automotive Engineering and Truck & Off-Highway Engineering to learn about...

Articles: Energy
Electric aircraft hold tremendous potential to improve emission, noise, and operating economics across a range of different applications in support of the goal of achieving net-zero carbon emissions by 2050.
5 Ws: Green Design & Manufacturing
Wireless sensors inspired by Dandelions could be used to monitor climate change.
NASA Spinoff: Manufacturing & Prototyping
NASA-derived air-quality technologies help curtail the spread of COVID-19 pandemic.
Briefs: Green Design & Manufacturing
Making one kilometer of a two-lane road would use up about three million masks.
INSIDER: Transportation

Carnegie Mellon University's Corey Harper, an assistant professor in the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and Heinz School of Public Policy, led a study that...

White Papers: Energy
Improving Lithium-Ion Batteries eBook

Raman spectroscopy has many advantages but the most important ones for battery applications are those that involve subtle changes in molecular structure or local chemical environments. This eBook...

Blog: Energy
An MIT team has a water-free way to charge up dust on solar panels and repel it away.
INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

The largest ever simulation of its kind, modeled on the Texas power grid, concluded that consumers stand to save about 15 percent on their annual electric bills by partnering with...

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Will Battery Recycling Efforts Take Off?

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Blog: Green Design & Manufacturing
An industry expert supports a “diesel engine without the diesel fuel.”
Special Reports: Automotive
Engine Technology - March 2022

From diesel to electric to hydrogen, SAE's Truck & Off-Highway Engineering magazine reports on the latest advances in commercial vehicle engines. Stay up to date with this compendium of recent articles...