As global concerns about climate change rise, scientists are looking for new ways to harvest energy from cleaner sources—such as wind or solar—to power electronic devices. Capturing the mechanical energy from motion has presented a particular challenge within this field, since the mechanical energy input for most generators greatly exceeds […]

If you’re doing research in life science or materials science today, digital data storage and sharing is unavoidable. The rise of technology has opened up enormous opportunities for scientific collaboration both within labs and across organizational lines. At the same time, the rise of big data has empowered scientists to […]

Every laboratory contains a variety of quantitative data and qualitative data spread across many media platforms and a number of physical locations, and practically every researcher and administrator has a writing utensil within arm’s reach. Handwriting is a useful construct in everyday life, but in the laboratory, it’s not particularly […]

Oil and natural gas companies are currently facing an unprecedented opportunity to expand offshore drilling efforts. The Trump administration plans to raise existing restrictions on oil and natural gas drilling in the Outer Continental Shelf, which will allow companies to seek leases that were previously unavailable for energy extraction. The […]