A ribbon model of a protein. Credit: Emw/Wikimedia CC BY-SA 3.0 Proteins are essential to cells, carrying out complex tasks and catalyzing chemical reactions. Scientists and engineers have long sought to harness this power by designing artificial proteins that can perform new tasks, like treat disease, capture carbon or harvest […]

A research team led by Northwestern engineers and Argonne National Laboratory researchers have uncovered new findings into the role of ionic interaction within graphene and water. The insights could inform the design of new energy-efficient electrodes for batteries or provide the backbone ionic materials for neuromorphic computing applications. Known for possessing extraordinary […]

An all-in-one solution for the design strategy of macroporous host with double-end binding sites. Credit: HKUST A team led by Cheong Ying Chan Professor of Engineering and Environment Prof. ZHAO Tianshou, Chair Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering and Director of HKUST Energy Institute, has proposed a novel cathode design concept […]

A team of international researchers, led by Huanyu “Larry” Cheng, Dorothy Quiggle Career Development Professor in Penn State’s Department of Engineering Science and Mechanics, has developed a self-powered, stretchable system that will be used in wearable health-monitoring and diagnostic devices. Credit: Penn State College of Engineering A stretchable system that […]

Credit: Eindhoven University of Technology/Team SOLID Did you know iron could burn? The combustion of iron powder seen here is taking place on an entirely smokeless, carbon free basis. Tested in microgravity aboard ESA sounding rockets by a team from McGill University in Canada and Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands, […]

The schematic structure of the tandem solar cell stack in 3D. Credit: Eike Koehnen/HZB The current world record tandem solar cell provided stable performance for 300 hours – even without encapsulation. An HZB team has published a report in the journal Science on the development of its current world record […]

A solution to the growing clean drinking water availability problem is direct solar steam generation technology, which can remove harmful soluble pollutants from water. Credit: Lei Miao from SIT Scientists review some of the research behind a technology that could cauterize a growing global drinking water crisis. A nascent but […]

By copying the multilayer geometry of mammal bones, cathodes for sodium-ion batteries can be made more structurally stable, while maintaining high capacities and fast charge rates. Sodium-ion batteries are poised to replace lithium-ion batteries for large-scale electrical energy storage. They offer several advantages over lithium-ion batteries, particularly due to the […]

A conception of a compact fusion power plant, developed by researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology ALEXANDER CREELY U.S. fusion scientists, notorious for squabbling over which projects to fund with their field’s limited budget, have coalesced around an audacious goal. A 10-year plan presented last week to the federal […]