Turning CO2 to Stone

Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientists have developed ways to relatively quickly turn carbon dioxide captured from power plants to a solid for long-term storage. Peter Kelemen and his team examine carbonate veins in mantle rock that could provide another way to … Continue reading

New record for fusion

The interior of the fusion experiment Alcator C-Mod at MIT recently broke the plasma pressure record for a magnetic fusion device. The interior of the donut-shaped device confines plasma hotter than the interior of the sun, using high magnetic fields. … Continue reading

A new spin on nanofibers

Researchers from the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS) and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard have developed a new method to make and collect nanofibers and control their size and morphology. … Continue reading

Super cement’s secret

Electron anions (center green blob) pair up in the center of molecular cages and lower the temperature at which glass forms in C12A7 electride.Credit: Johnson/Sushko/PNNL Simple cements are everywhere in construction, but researchers want to create novel construction materials to … Continue reading