Elizabeth Montalbano has been a professional journalist covering the telecommunications, technology and business sectors since 1998. Prior to her work at Design News, she has previously written news, features and opinion articles for Phone+, CRN (now ChannelWeb), the IDG News Service, Informationweek and CNNMoney, among other publications. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she also has lived and worked in Phoenix, Arizona; San Francisco and New York City. She currently resides in Lagos, Portugal. Elizabeth has a bachelor's degree in English/Communications from De Sales University and a master's degree from Arizona State University in creative writing.
A research team at Chalmers University of Technology, in collaboration with the Swedish School of Textiles, has invented an energy-generating fabric that’s flexible and works more efficiently when more weight is placed on it or it’s wet.
MIT researchers have revived a 50-year-old battery chemistry by outfitting it with new technology for separating materials in its electrode, making the new design a leading option to provide grid-scale alternative-energy storage.