New polymer harvests energy from water vapor

MIT engineers say they've found a way to generate electricity just by drawing on the water vapor in the air.

'Solid smoke' is world's lightest material

A new aerogel could be used for insulated clothing, refrigerators with thinner walls and building insulation, thanks to a series of breakthroughs.

New process promises cheap, flexible electronics

Televisions as thin and flexible as a sheet of paper could be on the way, thanks to a new technique for printing electronics.

Polymer jelly could lead to cheaper lithium batteries

University of Leeds scientists say they've found a way to make cheaper lithium batteries without compromising performance.