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Plugging in bricks to power your home

Which of the world’s cheapest and most familiar building materials can be converted into energy storage units that can be charged to hold electricity, like a battery? Red bricks, say researchers from Washington University...


How to help kids bond with nature

Solitary activities like fishing, hunting or exploring outside are key to building strong bonds between children and nature. Activities like these encourage children to both enjoy being outside and to feel comfortable there.  Solitary...


Gearing up for new mobility

Advances in transportation technology, such as e-scooters and bike share, and autonomous vehicles, are beginning to have profound impacts on cities. In the near future, we can expect differences in what public transit looks...