Nature – Paints, plastics and even wood can be engineered to stay cool in direct sunlight — but their role in displacing power-hungry air conditioners remains unclear.
HuffPost – Plastic trash has overwhelmed America. Fossil fuel companies are about to make it worse.
Quanta – Maintaining perfect stability through negative feedback is a basic element of electrical circuitry, but it’s been a mystery how cells could do it — until now.
HuffPost – Huge companies like Walmart could slash single-use plastics — if they really wanted to.
HuffPost – After World War II, brands encouraged a throwaway culture that’s now drowning the world in trash.
HuffPost – Most clothing contains synthetic materials that shed plastic fibers.
IEEE Spectrum – Every year in the United States, roughly 20 million hard drives are retired from data centers.
IEEE Spectrum – A new memory device based on gallium nitride can operate at 300 degrees Celsius.
ACS Central Science – Researchers are using bacteria to transform various types of waste into a clean-burning fuel.
Nature – Researchers are struggling to assess the dangers of nondegradable compounds used in clothes, foams and food wrappings.