Fuel cells could be one of the our cleanest energy sources; they convert hydrogen into electricity, and their only waste byproduct is water. One of the biggest things holding back the technology, however,
Aerogel is a space-age material famed for having the lowest bulk density of any known porous solid - it is has been described as "solid smoke" due to its lightness and has been used to create everything
A scientist from Aalto University in Finland has created a tiny aerogel boat that is able to run for over an hour when powered by a single drop of ethanol. Robin Ras' creation builds upon the principle
Over the years we've seen batteries made from an incredible range of materials - from mud to coffee to water. However researchers from the University of Central Florida may have found the lightest (and
Not only does the space-age material Aerogel have super-insulating powers -- it is also remarkably effective at soaking up oil. AeroClay, one of the makers of the insulation, is currently working on a new
Insulation may not be sexy, but it is important. Over the past years we've seen leaps and bounds towards creating cheaper, thinner, more breathable materials with higher R-values. There still isn't "one"