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Queen of Carbon Becomes First Woman to Receive IEEE Medal of Honor

In June, Professor Mildred Dresselhaus will formally receive the 2015 IEEE Medal of Honor for her leadership and contributions across many fields of science and engineering. She is the first woman to receive the organisation’s highest honor since its inception in 1917.

April 30, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott
New Research Gives An Inside Look At Lithium-Ion Batteries As They Fail

New Research Gives An Inside Look At Lithium-Ion Batteries As They Fail

What happens when lithium-ion batteries overheat and explode? In a paper published yesterday in Nature, researchers at University College London (UCL) documented their process for simultaneously imaging both the inside and outside of lithium ion batteries as they overheat.

April 29, 2015 — Melissa C. Lott

A Nation Divided On Keystone XL

The new results from the nationally representative UT Energy Poll are out today, highlighting the way so many energy issues have become politicized.

April 29, 2015 — Sheril Kirshenbaum
Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

Japan Now Has More EV Chargers Than Gas Stations

For any alternative fuel in transport, the key question is: what about infrastructure? As in, how much does infrastructure cost, what are the environmental effects, and who is actually going to pay for it?

April 26, 2015 — Tali Trigg

Indian Railways and Military Go Solar

There's been no shortage recently of big companies going big on solar, nor of middlemen trying to pave the way for bulk buying of solar power, but when the beast that is national procurement gets involved, the ante is upped.

April 15, 2015 — Tali Trigg

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Scientific American Health & Medicine

Scientific American Health & Medicine