26/04/2017

Energy & Green Tech

Video captures bubble-blowing battery in action

With about three times the energy capacity by weight of today's lithium-ion batteries, lithium-air batteries could one day enable electric cars to drive farther on a single charge.

Energy & Green Tech

Light can improve perovskite solar cell performance

Publishing in Nature, EPFL scientists show how light affects perovskite film formation in solar cells, which is a critical factor in using them for cost-effective and energy-efficient photovoltaics.

Energy & Green Tech

A mobile solar-powered recycling plant that turns trash into tiles

(Tech Xplore)—A team of researchers with Miniwiz has developed a mobile recycling plant called the Trashpresso that can be hauled between locations. In addition to its mobility, it's also solar powered, making it useful ...

Engineering

Interdisciplinary team works to 4-D print metals and alloys

A team of researchers from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering and the Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering at Texas A&M University is collaborating to 4-D print nickel-titanium shape memory alloys.