The Next Generation of Battery Technology - Three Metals that May Displace Lithium in the Search for Sustainable Batteries

June 12, 2023
Charging station availability, charging time, and range anxiety are only three of the major obstacles consumers face when operating electric vehicles (EVs), and despite the potential of battery swapping systems (BSS) to overcome these obstacles, there remain more serious issues surrounding their... Read More

The Greening of Aviation: Which Sustainable Fuels Hold the Most Potential?

February 08, 2023
The aviation industry’s carbon footprint accounts for 2.1% of all carbon emissions and 2.5% of greenhouse gases. Aviation has proven one of the hardest industries to decarbonize, but it’s important to keep trying, as commercial and freight aviation collectively made up 3.5% of greenhouse gas... Read More

Smart Cities and their Enabling Technologies

November 29, 2022
When most of us think about smart cities, we think of two key technologies: IoT and EVs. While these are both critical enablers, the story goes much deeper and broader. A wide variety of emerging technologies will be necessary to make the future of urban living into a mainstream experience. Here,... Read More

Five Agtech Opportunities Ripe for Development

September 06, 2022
From virtual farming to cattle tracking to mitigating harmful pesticides and so much more, agtech is growing at a faster pace than ever. Given farming’s long history as an industry of mature markets, it’s about time for disruption. From surging consumer demand for plant-based protein to the push... Read More

Why the EU, UK, US, and Japan are Exploring Space-Based Solar Power

August 10, 2022
Throughout the twentieth century, Konstantin Tsiolkovsky’s idea that solar power stations in space could generate power was a source of creativity and inspiration for science fiction writers. Today, however, in conjunction with Peter Glaser’s 1973 patent for solar-powered satellites, the fiction of... Read More

Dog Days and Dynamite: New Takes on 4th of July Classics

June 28, 2022
The National Hot Dog and Sausage Council (NHDSC) reports that hot dogs are served in 95% of American households, estimating an astounding 20 billion eaten annually, boiling (no pun intended) down to about 70 dogs per person. The beloved classic is often associated with summer, amusement parks,... Read More

A New Horizon: Advancements in Solar Energy Technology

May 16, 2022
In a recent study, the Solar Renewable Energy Credits (SREC) reported that solar panel usage is up, with 1 in every 2,400 households installing solar technology annually. Solar energy only made up 3% of the United States’s electricity generation in 2020, but this number is expected to grow... Read More

Next-Gen Diagnostics: At-Home COVID Testing

April 05, 2022
According to NBC, this year’s Super Bowl viewership rose 16% from 2021, with over 112.3 million viewers tuning in to watch the championship game. While football is the main event, the halftime show and commercials draw in their own audience. This year, alongside funny ads and new product... Read More

Human Augmentation: Altering Everyday Life with Wearables, Prosthetics, and Implants

March 09, 2022
Here’s some good news that you may have missed at the end of 2021 – With an assist from Synchron’s Stentrode Brain-Computer implant, a patient suffering from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) successfully posted this uplifting tweet: “hello, world! Short tweet. Monumental progress.” A seemingly... Read More

Genetic Engineering: Modifying More Than Just Crops

January 25, 2022
Over the past 25 years, the food manufacturing and agricultural industries have helped showcase the importance and functionality of genetic modification. The first genetically engineered produce, the Flavr Savr tomato, was introduced in 1994 and swept the nation with its promise to slow down the... Read More
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