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  • Structuring Resilience

    We ignore the facts at our peril.

  • Fujifilm Corp. Generates Electricity from Body Heat

    The desire to harness more diverse, low-grade sources of renewable power has resulted in a curious new technology from Fujifilm Corp.: a thermoelectric material that produces electricity from body heat.

  • A Visit to Coop Himmelb(l)au's Akron Art Museum

    On a recent trip to Ohio, Blaine Brownell got the opportunity to visit the Akron Art Museum designed by Coop Himmelb(l)au and compares it to the Busan Cinema Center in South Korea.

  • Superhydrophilic Fabric Stores and Releases Pure Water

    New treated cotton fabric can be converted into a superhydrophilic material, which can absorb and repel water vapor for drinking water, agriculture, and more.

  • Researchers Try to Trap Light as Long as Possible in a Photovoltaic

    The hunt for a more efficient solar cell typically focuses on material technology, but a new renewable energy breakthrough, optimizing solar power, is based on geometry, reports Blaine Brownell.

  • Scientists Develop Topological Colloids

    Researchers at the University of Colorado in Boulder takes topology, and the intersection between mathematical theory and physical world, to potentially develop properties that don't exist in nature, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • Strongest Silica Nanofibers Yet Made in England

    Scientists in the UK have developed what may be the strongest silica nanofibers known, Blaine Brownell reports, with potential uses in the marine, aviation, and security industries.

  • The Superomniphobic Surface

    One of the most intriguing areas of innovation in materials science concerns the development of high-performance coatings. A new coating from the University of Michigan can repel water and harmful chemicals, Blaine Brownell reports.

  • New Nanocomposite Acts as a Super Light Absorber

    One of the most intriguing dimensions of nanoscale research concerns the blurring between matter and energy, says Blaine Brownell. A new super light absorber could be applied to energy-harvesting and sensing techniques.

  • Nano-Engineered Polymers Simulate Sunlight

    In the last 10 years, light-emitting diode lighting has dramatically transformed the field of lighting design. What's next? Field-induced polymer electroluminescence, says Blaine Brownell.