It is metal-free, it degrades on demand for recycling—and does an end-run around the ethical and environmental problems that plague lithium-ion
In a big step towards sustainable fashion, scientists create a biodegradable, carbon-capturing textile from algae
Made using a 3D printer, this is the first example of an engineered photosynthetic material that is tough enough for a t-shirt—or an artificial leaf
When researchers dug into the question, they found some unsurprising reasons—such as charging difficulty; and some unexpected ones—such as gender and dwelling type.
A team of chemical and biological engineers developed a spongy, jello-like material that absorbs clean water and spits it out when warmed by the sun
By extracting the proteins and fibers in spent grain, researchers show that we can drink our beer and eat it too
The technique upcycles low-value rubber waste into the high-value carbon nanomaterial, graphene—keeping tires out of landfills and making concrete more sustainable
The simple, sustainable process to make the plastic films requires only lumber mill waste and green solvents
Researchers have found a way to convert the renewable construction material into a renewable energy producer.
A cost analysis showed that the fuel could be produced for as little as $2.50 per gallon
By making kelp grow four times faster, a simple technology could provide the massive amounts needed for affordable, ocean-based biofuel and other climate solutions