News: Energy and Environment

Cracks in the desert floor appear random to the untrained eye, even beautifully so, but those patterns of dried clay turn out to be predictable—and useful in designing advanced materials.
Researcher Quinn Burlingame has won a 2019 Arnold O. Beckman Postdoctoral Fellowship in Chemical Sciences, one of X such awards given to scientists and engineers researching fundamental chemistry as it relates to physics, engineering and materials science.
As anyone who has purchased jewelry can attest, platinum is expensive. That's tough for consumers but also a serious hurdle for a promising source of electricity for vehicles: the hydrogen fuel cell, which relies on platinum.