Looking for a lithium alternative, researchers combined chitin and zinc to create a low-cost, long-lived battery with a smaller environmental footprint.
Engineers devise a resin to recycle wind turbine blades into countertops, diapers, and even gummy bears
The world will produce over 40 million tonnes of turbine blade waste by 2050. A new resin makes it easier to turn them into valuable products.
Lightweight artificial leaf that works just as well as natural ones could float on ponds and seas to make clean fuel
The new greener, lighter concrete ditches expensive, mined natural materials for ground-up tires, finding a use for the billions that go to landfill
Lab-on-a-chip reveals how chemical reactions with the gas unfold in rocks at very high time and scale resolutions
The remarkably simple new technology could lower the cost of owning a climate-friendly HVAC system and increase its adoption
Technology to make carbon-neutral kerosene has moved out of the lab and into a real-world demonstration, hinting at the future of solar jet fuels
Made from inexpensive materials, this plastic withstands high temperatures and blocks food-damaging gases just like conventional plastics used for food and drink packaging.
By identifying the enzymes in the worms’ guts that break down Styrofoam, researchers hope to make large-scale recycling of the notorious material easier
Researchers cleverly combined three different bacteria to make 3-cm-square biobatteries that can run for weeks instead of hours, and can click together for more or less power