Buildings, clothing could generate power.
Health and Environment
Semiconductor breakthrough may be game-changer for organic solar cells
Nanoparticles could spur better LEDs, invisibility cloaks
More efficient LED lighting and invisibility cloaking are two possible applications for a new process that adds metallic nanoparticles to semiconductors.
‘Magic’ alloy could spur the next generation of solar cells
A new alloy could reduce the cost of high-efficiency solar cells called “concentrator photovoltaics.”
Steps for Flint residents to reduce bacteria in filtered water
While filters reduce lead, they can harbor bacteria.
Quantum limits to heat flow observed at room temperature
Quantum mechanics governs the flow of heat in atoms and Michigan Engineers have directly measured a “quantum of thermal conductance” at room temperature.
New restrooms help demonstrate urine fertilizer concept
The nation’s first end-to-end urine diversion demonstration system opened, a step toward more sustainable and cost-effective fertilizer and wastewater treatment.