In a bid to one-up white paint, researchers devised a new coating that keeps buildings cool in summer and warm in winter by changing color based on ambient temperature. No energy required.
By combining key traits of two bacterial species, the team created a novel bug that can break down plastics in salty conditions—at room temperature.
In a move that could improve wastewater treatment and lead to new microbe-powered devices, engineers have given the common bacteria electric power
Chemists have made artificial spider silk that more closely mimics the real thing and boosts fog-capturing ability by almost 600 percent
New study finds that aggressive energy efficiency, electrification, and smart, flexible draws on the power grid could slash emissions—and save $100 billion annually.
By reflecting infrared heat, these new paints could could keep buildings cooler in the summer and warmer in the winter without using energy.
Borrowing a page from plants, engineers create solar leaves that produce electricity and clean water
Low-cost, widely available materials cool solar panels without using energy to boost electricity output and produce liters of water at the same time
Membranes are used today to remove carbon dioxide from power plant exhaust; could they be put to use in the ocean?
Two new studies show how a lightweight construction material and a fire-retardant, both made from fungi, could be safe, sustainable alternatives to the chemicals, foams, and plastics in our homes.
RoboMapper works almost 10x faster than previous techniques, lowering the cost and the carbon footprint of searching for new solar cell materials.