Articles written by Rose Ragsdale

Sorted by date  Results 1 - 25 of 43

A laboratory flask labeled aesthetic acid half full of a clear liquid.

Researchers work to trap CO2 emissions

As researchers around the world race to develop more efficient ways to remove carbon dioxide emissions from the atmosphere, several recent breakthroughs hold promise for slowing the pace of global climate... — Updated 9/6/2023

Rio Tinto’s Yarwun alumina refinery in Queensland, Australia.

Mining heavyweights to build pilot plant

Rio Tinto and Sumitomo Corp. have teamed up to build a demonstration plant aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from the production of aluminum. The A$111.1 million (US$73.9 million) pilot project, t... — Updated 8/8/2023

CGI image of solid-state lithium battery on a computer circuit board.

Why solid-state lithium batteries fail

Researchers from the University of Oxford have figured out how lithium solid-state batteries fail, an advance that could lead to the development of more efficient batteries for electric vehicles and... — Updated 7/4/2023

Metallic rending of the hexagonal pattern of the 2D carbon known as graphene.

Graphene hits high in LiO2 battery tests

HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a manufacturer of high-quality nanomaterials, has cleared a new milestone in the field of energy storage, according to a study published recently in the Journal of... — Updated 6/7/2023

A strip of mesoporous gold film being applied to the back of a hand.

Device unlocks path to better implants

Researchers at The University of Queensland's Australian Institute for Bioengineering and Nanotechnology in Brisbane have developed a small sensor made from gold film that is both flexible and sensitive... — Updated 5/8/2023

Concrete being poured at a construction site.

MIT team bakes up lower CO2 concrete

Solid and durable, concrete is the second-most consumed material on Earth, surpassed only by water. The gray, porous building material is also the foundation of modern infrastructure. But concrete leaves... — Updated 4/21/2023

Sandia lab technician shines light on 3D printer during superalloy printing.

Sandia scientists 3D print new superalloy

In the emerging field of additive manufacturing, researchers from Sandia National Laboratories in Albuquerque, N. M., have developed a material that could significantly reduce carbon emissions from... — Updated 2/28/2023 Full story

A metal-clad doughnut-shaped chamber for nuclear fusion.

Slow going for nuclear fusion research

Tungsten alloys could endure extreme temps for carbon-free energy technology. The International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER) project recently reported hitting significant snags in its quest... — Updated 2/16/2023

Closeup of epitaxial graphene electronics chip balanced on woman’s fingertip.

Scientists report new use for graphene

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology may have identified the material that will replace silicon in the next generation of tinier and more efficient computer chips. With silicon nearly maxed out... — Updated 1/3/2023

Illustration of EV featuring battery packs and metal atomic structure.

Scientists study metals at atomic level

Hoping to gain insights into processes that would create longer-lasting batteries and lighter vehicles, scientists at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory in Washington are investigating the effects of... — Updated 12/6/2022

Close-up of FastLion battery to be manufactured by EC Power.

Team develops fast-charging tech for EVs

A team of researchers at Pennsylvania State University has developed a technology that enables electric vehicle batteries to obtain a full charge in just 10 minutes. The breakthrough in EV battery design,... — Updated 11/14/2022

Graphic showing 2D MXenes and some of their potential applications.

Scientists explore new atomic frontiers

Researchers at Drexel University in Philadelphia have succeeded in using a new method of analysis to peel back the atomic layers of two-dimensional metallic compounds known as MXenes (pronounced... — Updated 10/4/2022

An RMIT researcher with three columns of concrete produced with PPE.

Discarded PPE makes concrete stronger

Researchers at Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology School of Engineering have found that disposable personal protective equipment can be used as reinforcement materials in making structural concrete.... — Updated 9/6/2022 Full story

The tops of several AA-sized batteries commonly used in electronic devices.

Rechargeability looms for zinc batteries

For years, researchers have sought a viable method for making the common zinc alkaline battery rechargeable. Now, a team of international researchers has developed a technique for doing just that. Prolonge... — Updated 8/10/2022

A 3D image of the hexagonal pattern of the 2D wonder material, graphene.

HydroGraph opens Kansas graphene plant

HydroGraph Clean Power Inc., a commercial manufacturer of high-quality nanomaterials and alternative-energy fuels, reported June 23 the opening of a 13,000-square-foot manufacturing facility for graphene... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

A picture of the crystal structure of the carbon wonder material graphyne.

Scientists successfully synthesize graphyne

Though scientists have tried with limited success for more than a decade to synthesize a new form of carbon called "graphyne," a team of researchers at the University of Colorado Boulder has finally... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

An image of the Mars rover that could potentially benefit from PhosEnergy GenX.

Innovator develops long-life power units

A small Australia-based energy technology company is hot on the trail of building a prototype of a long-lived power generation system that could open the path to extended space travel, as well as a... — Updated 7/12/2022

lithium sulfur battery ev news United States Drexler University Australia

Parallel lithium-sulfur battery advances

Two research teams, one in the United States and the other in Australia – working on separate projects to improve lithium batteries – have reported significant breakthroughs recently that could make... — Updated 7/12/2022

nuclear fusion world record JET facility Joint European Torus tokamak energy

Scientists break fusion power record

The quest to generate clean energy like that produced inside our Sun and other stars moved a step closer to reality recently when scientists in the United Kingdom broke the record for power released in a... — Updated 7/12/2022

Seurat Technologies 3D metal printing additive manufacturing sintering

Innovator touts new 3D printing tech

A high-tech company, Seurat Technologies, intends to make the most of its innovation in the emerging world of metal 3D printing and in the process, revolutionize the way large industrial products like... — Updated 7/12/2022

RMIT University Australia copper antimicrobial virucidal SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus

Scientists develop rapid bacteria killer

Scientists in Australia have developed a copper material that kills deadly bacteria two minutes after contact and could prove effective in destroying SARS-COV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19. A team... — Updated 7/12/2022

recycling rare earth elements REE neodymium Pennsylvania State University

Scientists find new way to recycle REE

As rapidly advancing technology leaves behind printed circuit boards, old computers, obsolete televisions, and other electrical devices, mountains of electronic waste, or e-waste, being stockpiled around... — Updated 7/12/2022

graphene Massachusetts Institute of Technology MIT wonder material 2D

Scientists report graphene breakthroughs

The explosion of scientific research into the properties and potential benefits of graphene since the material was first identified nearly two decades ago continues to yield substantial results. Ultrathin... — Updated 7/12/2022

COVID-19 SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus testing Pennsylvania University graphite

Graphite plays key role in COVID tests

The furious pace of scientific and academic research into ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 and other highly infectious diseases is yielding impressive results this summer. Researchers say testing is... — Updated 7/12/2022 Full story

University New South Wales gallium CO2 capture carbon dioxide reduced emissions

Team captures CO2 with liquid gallium

Researchers in Australia and the United States have proven that gallium in its liquid form can economically capture and convert substantial quantities of carbon dioxide greenhouse gas emissions. The... — Updated 11/2/2021 Full story


Page Down

Our Family of Publications Includes:

Mining News
Metal Tech News

Powered by ROAR Online Publication Software from Lions Light Corporation
© Copyright 2023