Stories by Bob Yirka

Running a power plant on carbon dioxide instead of steam

(Tech Xplore)—A team with NET Power is currently in the process of building a power plant in Texas that will use a form of carbon dioxide to turn turbines instead of using steam to make electricity. The plant will be the ...

May 26, 2017

An artificial Venus flytrap that operates on light

(Tech Xplore)—A trio of researchers with Tampere University of Technology in Finland has designed and built a simple robot that mimics the actions of a Venus flytrap plant. In their paper published in the journal Nature ...

May 24, 2017

A self-healing structural color hydrogel inspired by nature

(Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Southeast University in China has developed a self-healing structural hydrogel with a wide variety of applications. In their paper published in Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

May 23, 2017