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 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Rendering of layers of 2D materials sparking electricity between them.

Superconductive 2D germanium transistor

Developing on another element to the growing list of two-dimensional materials, researchers from the University of Twente in the Netherlands have demonstrated that germanene, a 2D material made of... — Updated 6/7/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
A KAUST researcher displays first 2D microchip with multicolored surface.

World's first 2D microchip is a success

Marking the first of its kind and possibly the beginning of the next generation of computing, researchers from King Abdullah University of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia have designed and... — Updated 6/6/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes 
The newest graphene headphones by Logitech in black and white.

Esports welcomes PRO graphene headset

Introducing the next generation of audio experience, global computer accessory and software company Logitech recently revealed its Logitech G PRO X 2 LIGHTSPEED wireless gaming headset. What sets these... — Updated 5/31/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Microscopic picture of gallium nitride nanopillars on a silicon sheet.

Researchers solve heat-to-electricity loss

200-year-old discovery offers breakthrough in thermoelectric sustainability. Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and collaboration with the University of Colorado, have... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Sandvik Coromant’s Impossible Statue displayed in an empty warehouse.

Sandvik, AI "sculpt" impossible statue

Inspired by some of history's greatest artistic geniuses, one company sought to emulate these peerless masters through the use of artificial intelligence. With the help of AI, coupled with its own... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Senator Mark Kelly at Arizona Spoke.

DOE secretary, senator visit Arizona Spoke

Following recent visits by heads of state such as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen to its lithium-ion battery recycling plant in Ontario,... — Updated 5/30/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
A pile of metal scrap and waste for recycling.

US recycling tech gets boost in funding

The U.S. Department of Defense has developed the Materials Recovery Technologies for Defense Supply Resiliency initiative in support of President Biden's 2021 directive to identify and address risks in... — Updated 5/23/2023

Shower of sparks emits from an EAF furnace at a Nucor steelmaking plant.

A nuclear option for zero-carbon steel

Fueling the furnaces that turn iron ore and scrap metal into new steel is an energy-intensive business that accounts for roughly 7% of carbon dioxide emissions globally. Two North American companies are... — Updated 5/16/2023

Closeup of a Clipper Butterfly with blue, purple, and yellow coloring.

Butterflies inspire world's lightest paint

Inspired by the wide variety of brilliant colors adorning the wings of butterflies, University of Central Florida researcher Debashis Chanda has created the world's lightest paint using two materials that... — Updated 5/16/2023 Full story

Silver 2024 GMC Sierra Denali electric pickup plugged into a charger.

GM, Samsung SDI to build $3B gigafactory

In order to produce enough batteries for its expanding lineup of electric vehicles, General Motors is teaming up with Samsung SDI to invest $3 billion into building a 30 gigawatt-hour battery cell... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Four vials of rare earths precipitate after Cyclic Materials’ treatment.

Cyclic Materials REEs for circular economy

Despite what their name may suggest, the suite of 15 elements known as rare earths is not all that scarce. One thing that is hard to come by, however, is technology up to the difficult task of efficiently... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Smoke and steam emitted from stacks at a power plant in North Bend, Ohio.

The future of carbon management is digital

Carbon neutrality goals worldwide are being propelled by new government initiatives, improved regulatory frameworks, and heightened customer awareness and scrutiny. Several countries now leading the green... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Two technicians inside the NIF ignition chamber for cleaning and maintenance.

Fusion energy technology gets DOE funding

Forever scribed in the annals of scientific achievement, the U.S. Inertial Confinement Fusion program supported by the National Nuclear Security Administration has produced not one but two significant brea... — Updated 5/9/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Robotic snail integrating a self-healing, electrically conductive material.

New self-healing soft robot material

Engineers at Carnegie Mellon University have developed a soft polymer impregnated with gallium-indium liquid metal and silver micro-flakes to create a conductive material with self-healing properties.... — Updated 5/3/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A projection of a dolphin reflected off zinc oxide nanoparticles.

Tighter hologram lights with nano zinc

Researchers out of China and Singapore have discovered that zinc oxide nanoparticles may be the secret to finally achieving high-resolution 3D holograms that are often promised in science fiction but yet... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Executives posing for three-way memorandum of understanding.

Companies sign agreement for future fuel

In an interesting turn, Ultra Safe Nuclear Corp. has signed a three-way memorandum of understanding with SK ecoplant Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Engineering Co. to conduct research and development for... — Updated 4/25/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Prototype oxygen-ion battery made with ceramic and lanthanum.

Air to power future long storage batteries

While lithium-ion batteries have become omnipresent for nearly all portable energy needs, we have quickly found that they are ultimately limited in what they are capable of. Enter Vienna University of Tech... — Updated 4/21/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Artistic rendering of electrons bending in new quantum material.

Scientists curve atoms in fabric of space

Throwing a curveball at the scientific community, an international team of researchers headed by the University of Geneva, Switzerland, has designed a quantum material that allows the control of electrons... — Updated 4/21/2023

 By K. Warner    Tech Bytes
Photo of an EV chassis complete with battery pack and electric drive motors.

LG invests 5.5 billion to build batteries

Top electric vehicle battery manufacturer LG Energy Solution, which supplies Tesla and other automakers, announced on March 24 that it will invest approximately $5.5 billion in a complex in Queen Creek,... — Updated 4/21/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
The XSPEE3D mobile metal 3D printer is built into a typical shipping container.

British Army to deploy SPEE3D print tech

When examining additive manufacturing solutions, the military requires technology that can quickly produce parts from well-known metal alloys to address real-time needs and in the field wherever armed serv... — Updated 4/21/2023

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

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
A rendering of carbon-like atoms overlaid like a grid, representing graphene.

Graphene sets magnetoresistivity record

A research team at The University of Manchester led by Nobel Prize-winning Professor Andre Geim has discovered yet another superlative capability for graphene. Materials that strongly change their... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Scanning electron micrograph of MXene particle about 10 micrometers in size.

MXene spray coating makes temp control

An international team of researchers led by Drexel University has found that a thin coating of MXene could enhance a material's ability to trap or shed heat. The discovery, which is tied to the 2D... — Updated 4/18/2023

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Fluffy ball like structure of MXenes made by UChicago researchers.

UChicago discovers efficient MXene recipe

Researchers from the University of Chicago have discovered the secret recipe for creating MXene. Much like a croissant with its individual layers painstakingly kneaded twixt generous amounts of butter,... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story

 By A.J. Roan    Tech Bytes
Pile of electronic devices to be recycled at Redwood facility.

Volkswagen to add Redwood bins to dealers

After partnering together mid-2022, Volkswagen Group of America, Inc., has expanded its existing collaboration with Redwood Materials Inc. by adding Redwood recycling bins at participating Volkswagen... — Updated 4/16/2023 Full story


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