From panels and thin-film laminates to spray paint, scientists have come up with several solar power technologies that can be plastered on houses and buildings. Not so wind.
This could represent a low-carbon alternative to the petroleum-derived PET plastics commonly used to make bottles.
Bio-concrete could turn houses, schools, and factories into giant water filters to produce drinking water from rain
New research has shown that milk proteins called caseins, a byproduct of cheese production that normally gets dumped down the sewer, could help make fabrics more flame-retardant.
Black roofs are out, and white and green roofs are in.
What if old concrete could be given a new life as a filter for runoff? Or what if we could eliminate that waste altogether with a new and smarter way to demolish buildings?
Danajon Bank in the Philippines, a biodiverse region that’s home to nearly 200 threatened species, is one of only six double barrier reefs in the world.
Cement is one of the most energy-intensive materials to produce, so reducing its CO2 footprint could make a significant difference in the climate change equation.
Researchers have devised a way to recycle rice husks into lithium battery electrodes, according to a study in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
3-D printing meets fish tracking
Conservation biologists want in on the 3-D printing revolution.