Energy & Green Tech

New humidity-driven membrane removes carbon dioxide from the air

Direct air capture was identified as one of the "seven chemical separations to change the world." This is because although carbon dioxide is the main contributor to climate change (we release ~40 billion tons into the atmosphere ...

Energy & Green Tech

Renewable electricity to outstrip coal next year: IEA

The amount of electricity produced from renewable sources worldwide is set to surpass output from coal-fired plants for the first time in 2025, the International Energy Agency said Friday.

Engineering

New parameter helps clarify how soft materials fail under stress

Understanding how soft materials fail under stress is critical for solving engineering challenges as disparate as pharmaceutical technology and landslide prevention. A new study linking a spectrum of soft material behaviors—previously ...

Engineering

Machine learning unlocks secrets to advanced alloys

The concept of short-range order (SRO)—the arrangement of atoms over small distances—in metallic alloys has been underexplored in materials science and engineering. But the past decade has seen renewed interest in quantifying ...

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