The old “solar cell” revolution has come to a halt. The types of solar cells that are now widespread were commercialized more than fifty years ago. Despite scientific improvements and increased attention to solar energy, the cost of conventional solar
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Materials inspired by gecko feet gather dust as Yale scientists and conservators team up to preserve fine art.
America’s “New” Oldest Book: Researchers confirm the authenticity of the ancient Mayan Grolier Codex
Despite its bizarre origin story, the Grolier Codex is not only genuine, but also is the oldest surviving book in the Americas.
Because forgery is an art in and of itself, experts may not be able to conclusively prove that a piece is a fake based only on visual examination. Enter the scientist. Using modern-day techniques, including instrumental analysis and imaging, scientists and conservators can do their own detective work in the art world.
Sticky materials may already hold our lives together, but a new breakthrough in our understanding of how things stick together could transform our understanding of some biological processes like organ growth and cancer metastasis.
Yale Professor Andre Taylor’s research into molding and modifying bulk metallic glass nanostructures has succeeded in creating cheaper and more effective electrocatalytic surfaces, with potential applications in fuel cells and other energy technologies.
Focusing a laser beam on priceless pieces of art doesn’t initially sound like the best idea, but its surprising application for cleaning could ensure the preservation of masterpieces for generations to come.
A study led by André Taylor, associate professor of chemical and environmental engineering at Yale, presents a new method of creating transparent lithium-ion batteries. The development brings science closer than ever before to the realization of invisible electronics.
A research team at the University of Exeter has developed a new way to produce graphene that could allow for the creation of electronic skin.
What if rain gear was scientifically incapable of getting wet, and was actually able to repel water? Researchers at Northwestern University are exploring this question as they work to develop a material that stays dry underwater.