Scientists Invent a Paper Battery—Just Add Water

[ad_1] Discarded electronics are piling up fast, pushing researchers to explore creative ways to reduce the resulting trash, known as e-waste. Now one team has crafted a water-activated disposable battery made of paper and other sustainable materials. The wires,...

Electric Planes Take Off

[ad_1] CLIMATEWIRE | U.S. aviation company Textron Inc. announced last week that it will “accelerate” its development of an electric fleet, starting with the purchase of a Slovenian electric aircraft company. Textron paid $235 million for Pipistrel, which produced the...

New ‘Ionogels’ Are Tough, Stretchable and Easy to Make

[ad_1] Flexible, squishy hydrogel materials are used in a dizzying array of applications, from soft contact lenses to Jell-O. But all share a common structure: a tangled network of polymer chains soaked in water. Now researchers have developed a new version of a...