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Inspired by abalone shells, researcher develops strong, lightweight metal

November 12, 2019

The United States has abundant reserves of natural gas, which burns cleaner and more efficiently than gasoline, producing…
Making metal with the lightness of air

June 4, 2019

Gold, silver and copper are heavy metals, but LLNL scientists can now make them nearly as light as…
For graphite pellets, just add elbow grease

March 28, 2018

It’s easy and economical to make shiny pellets of graphite from functionalized graphene, according to scientists at Rice…
Crossing drones with satellites: ESA eyes high-altitude aerial platforms

November 28, 2017

ESA is considering extending its activities to a new region of the sky via a novel type of…
Math gets real in strong, lightweight structures

November 17, 2017

Rice University engineers are using 3-D printers to turn structures that have until now existed primarily in theory…
NASA to test Husker-designed space boom

October 17, 2017

The student engineering team has been working on the project since August 2016, with some students devoting 20…
Researchers Offer Insights Into Lightweight Material That Expands With Heat

October 16, 2017

When it comes to taking up room without adding too much weight, the bubble can’t be beat. Because…
Doubling down on lighter, more efficient vehicles

July 18, 2017

The lighter the vehicle, the farther it travels on a gallon of fuel. That’s the driver behind the…
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