New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

New metal mix could lead to cheap, plentiful sodium-ion batteries in gadgets

Sodium - the chemical elements of the periodic table - images and facts.

Nanotextured surface promises anti-fogging, self-cleaning, glare-free glass for multiple applications

Through a glass, clearly

Nanotextured surface promises anti-fogging, self-cleaning, glare-free glass for multiple applications

The Department of Defense and other government agencies are establishing public-private institutes focused on innovation in manufacturing. They’re particularly interested in advancing research and techniques for 3D printing.

Even the Pentagon Wants in on the 3D-Printing Craze

The Department of Defense and other government agencies are establishing public-private institutes focused on innovation in manufacturing. They’re particularly interested in advancing research and techniques for 3D printing.

By adding humpback whale flipper-inspired tubercles (bumps) to the leading edge of each turbine blade, Naval Academy researchers found that they were able to extract more energy from low-speed waves--without hurting performance when waves rushed in at high speeds."

Whale Flippers Inspire Efficient Ocean Turbines

By adding humpback whale flipper-inspired tubercles (bumps) to the leading edge of each turbine blade, Naval Academy researchers found that they were able to extract more energy from low-speed waves--without hurting performance when waves rushed in at high speeds."

Touche, a new touch sensing technology developed by Disney Research, has the capability to make almost anything, including water or the human body, touch- and gesture-sensitive.

Touche, a new touch sensing technology developed by Disney Research, has the capability to make almost anything, including water or the human body, touch- and gesture-sensitive.

George Washington University researchers developed a prototype for making cement using concentrated solar energy. Their device uses lower temperatures than conventional methods and emits oxygen and either carbon or carbon monoxide as byproducts, rather than carbon dioxide.

New Cement-Making Method Could Slash Carbon Emissions

George Washington University researchers developed a prototype for making cement using concentrated solar energy. Their device uses lower temperatures than conventional methods and emits oxygen and either carbon or carbon monoxide as byproducts, rather than carbon dioxide.

Researchers have found that unmanned aerial vehicles can use less power and fly longer if they copy peregrine falcons' flying patterns; and, in their quest for developing insect-sized vehicles, the Air Force is learning how fruit flies navigate

Peregrine Falcons Inspire New Thermal Soaring Strategy for UAVs

Researchers have found that unmanned aerial vehicles can use less power and fly longer if they copy peregrine falcons' flying patterns; and, in their quest for developing insect-sized vehicles, the Air Force is learning how fruit flies navigate

Bacteria is used to make self-healing concrete.

Bacteria is used to make self-healing concrete.

A new study shows that individuals with paralysis can control the movement of a robotic prosthetic using their thoughts. With continued development, this technology could also expand how we interface with technology, possibly allowing us to do more with less and less physical equipment.

Paralyzed, Moving a Robot With Their Minds

A new study shows that individuals with paralysis can control the movement of a robotic prosthetic using their thoughts. With continued development, this technology could also expand how we interface with technology, possibly allowing us to do more with less and less physical equipment.

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