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Cooling Wood: An Eco-Friendly Building Material

What if the wood your house was made of could save your electricity bill? In the race to save energy, using a passive cooling method that requires no electricity and is built right into your house could save even chilly areas of the US some cash.
22-May-2019 2:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Sandwich Battery with ‘Melty’ Layer is Safe, Robust

Engineers from the University of Maryland created a non-flammable battery from ceramic materials by using a 'melty' layer that, when cool, unites a solid-state battery.
27-Feb-2018 2:00 PM EST Add to Favorites

Solar-Powered Devices Made of Wood Could Help Mitigate Water Scarcity Crisis

Energy from the sun and a block of wood smaller than an adult’s hand are the only components needed to heat water to its steaming point in these purifying devices.
10-Oct-2017 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Engineers Invent the First Bio-Compatible, Ion Current Battery

Engineers at the University of Maryland have invented an entirely new kind of battery. It is bio-compatible, because it produces the same kind of electrical energy that the body uses: an ion current.
24-Jul-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Wood Filter Removes Toxic Dye From Water

Engineers at the University of Maryland have developed a new use for wood: to filter water. Liangbing Hu of the Energy Research Center and his colleagues added nanoparticles to wood, then used it to filter toxic dyes from water.
4-May-2017 1:40 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Wood Windows Are Cooler Than Glass

Transparent wood created at the University of Maryland provides better thermal insulation and lets in nearly as much light as glass, while eliminating glare and providing uniform and consistent indoor lighting. The findings advance earlier...
16-Aug-2016 3:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

A View Through Wood Shows Futuristic Applications

Researchers at the University of Maryland have made a block of linden wood transparent, which they say will be useful in fancy building materials and in light-based electronics systems.
5-May-2016 5:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Hu and Munday Win Young Investigator Award

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) Young Investigator Program (YIP) seeks to identify and support scientists and engineers who show exceptional promise in creative research. The program’s objectives are to attract outstanding faculty members to...
20-Apr-2016 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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