As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That's tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum.
- Monday, Jun 17, 2019
- Monday, Jun 17, 2019
Under construction on a remote ridge in the Chilean Andes, the Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) will boast the world’s largest digital camera, helping researchers detect objects at the solar system’s edge and gain insights into the structure of our galaxy and the nature of dark energy.
- Friday, Jun 14, 2019
- Wednesday, May 29, 2019
- Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Italian Renaissance frescos of the gods and goddesses of air, water, fire and earth enliven the ceiling and four walls of the Room of the Elements in Florence’s famed Palazzo Vecchio, but without structural engineers’ work to preserve such historic buildings, the world could eventually lose these masterpieces.
- Tuesday, May 14, 2019
- Monday, May 13, 2019
An all-Princeton research team has identified bacteria that can detect the speed of flowing fluids.
- Tuesday, May 7, 2019
David MacMillan is one of three winners of the prestigious Centenary Prize from the Royal Society of Chemistry “for groundbreaking contributions to catalysis in advancing synthetic organic chemistry.”
- Thursday, May 2, 2019
When a drop of sea spray lands on a rock and starts to evaporate under the midday sun, the salt solidifies and falls out of the water as a crystal—helping to power the Earth's atmosphere and leaving a delicious kernel of spice for dinner.
New computational research from a CBE team has shown that process to include an extra step, a finding that has implications for everything from climate models to the production of medicine.
- Wednesday, May 1, 2019
Lithium, the light silvery metal used in everything from pharmaceutical applications to batteries that power your smart phone or electric car, could also help harness on Earth the fusion energy that lights the sun and stars. Lithium can maintain the heat and protect the walls inside doughnut-shaped tokamaks that house fusion reactions, and will be used to produce tritium, the hydrogen isotope that will combine with its cousin deuterium to fuel fusion in future reactors.