A solar-powered machine that creates steam without boiling whole containers of water could bring sanitation advances to developing countries.
Scientists have created better solar cells based on block copolymers, self-assembling organic materials that arrange themselves into distinct layers.
These prototype shoes could turn that 5k into way more than just a power boost for your body.
Scientists found that by crushing silicone, they could produce a long-lasting battery without increasing costs.
Students in the country of India will soon have access to solar powered tablet computers that are designed for education in areas without electricity.
Natcore Solar says it’s a step closer in perfecting a low-cost wet chemistry approach to making highly efficient tandem tandem solar cells.
New research from Rice University suggests that carbon nanotech cables can be used to conduct electricity at a sixth of the weight of traditional metals.
Rice University engineering researchers unveiled a new method that rapidly converts glucose into butanol about 10 times faster than any other known method.
Senior engineering students at Rice University have adapted a 30 year old solar device to cook food and sterilize surgical instruments.
Rice University recently completed its new Brockman Hall for Physics, which combines LEED-qualified green features with state-of-the-art research labs.