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Renewable Pollens Could Produce Carbon Architectures for Battery Anode Applications

Renewable Pollens Could Produce Carbon Architectures for Battery Anode Applications

Pollens hold promise for potential application as anodes in lithium-ion batteries, according to a team of researchers from the Purdue University. [More]
Environment-Friendly Cooling Using Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

Environment-Friendly Cooling Using Nickel-Titanium Shape Memory Alloys

In today’s world, cooling is a very important process. The challenge for the future is to carry out cooling that is not harmful to the climate, and facilitates the conservation of natural resources. Professors Stefan Seelecke and Andreas Schütze from Saarland University have used cooling systems that use shape memory alloys, also referred to as ‘artificial muscles’ or ‘metal muscles. [More]
High Efficiency Filter for Separating Heavy Metal Ions

High Efficiency Filter for Separating Heavy Metal Ions

A new water filtration system has been developed by ETH researchers. In comparison to existing systems ,it is highly efficient in isolating toxic radioactive substances and heavy metal ions present in water. Gold recovery is another potential application of the new filter. [More]
Unravelling the Mystery of Non-Platinum Catalysts for Fuel Cell Technologies

Unravelling the Mystery of Non-Platinum Catalysts for Fuel Cell Technologies

A long-standing controversy of fuel cell catalysts has recently been solved by a research team from the Faculty of Pure and Applied Sciences, University of Tsukuba. [More]
Cornell Student Receives Scholarship for 3D Printed, Sustainable Clothing

Cornell Student Receives Scholarship for 3D Printed, Sustainable Clothing

With his idea for 3-D-printed, custom-fit activewear, Eric Beaudette ’16 hopes professional young men can go from the workplace to the gym without breaking a sweat. [More]
Major Advance Towards Practical Application of Solid-State Energy-Storage/Heat-Release Materials

Major Advance Towards Practical Application of Solid-State Energy-Storage/Heat-Release Materials

Imagine if your clothing could, on demand, release just enough heat to keep you warm and cozy, allowing you to dial back on your thermostat settings and stay comfortable in a cooler room. Or, picture a car windshield that stores the sun’s energy and then releases it as a burst of heat to melt away a layer of ice. [More]
Alloy Wire Targets New Nuclear Opportunities after Securing F4N Support

Alloy Wire Targets New Nuclear Opportunities after Securing F4N Support

A Black Country manufacturer is setting its sights on a share of the £60bn nuclear sector after securing a new funding boost. [More]
New Metal Alloy Holds Promise for Viable Magnetic Refrigerants, Green Cooling Technologies

New Metal Alloy Holds Promise for Viable Magnetic Refrigerants, Green Cooling Technologies

A promising new metal alloy system could lead to commercially viable magnetic refrigerants and environmentally friendly cooling technologies, according to a scientist at Rochester Institute of Technology. [More]
RJ Lee Group Licenses ORNL Technology to Convert Waste Rubber into Energy Storage Material

RJ Lee Group Licenses ORNL Technology to Convert Waste Rubber into Energy Storage Material

RJ Lee Group has signed an agreement to license an invention developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory that converts waste rubber into a valuable energy storage material. [More]
Recyclable Microporous Crystal Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

Recyclable Microporous Crystal Could Help Mitigate Climate Change

An international team of researchers has produced a novel microporous crystal capable of capturing carbon dioxide (CO2) with much greater efficiency than any other material. [More]