Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
perovskite food solar-power materials-science solar-panels solar-energy capsaicin pepper spice
Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
chemistry electronics recycling materials-science electric-vehicles renewable-energy toxic-waste batteries energy-storage municipal-solid-waste e-waste green-design lithium-batteries
More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
materials-science heat hot-weather athletics sports clothing basketball