July 22, 2014 – Stanford researchers invented a process to dissipate heat in solar cells, which are prone to overheating. Researcher Shanhui Fan concluded applying silica glass onto solar cells in a particular pattern facilitates cooling without using an additional energy source.

July 8, 2014 – University of California researchers developed a lithium ion battery using sand. This technological advancement resulted in a battery with a considerably higher lifespan and energy output than current for-sale batteries.

July 4, 2013 – Researchers at North Carolina State University determined a process to 3D print liquid indium and gallium metals into microstructures, an incredible scientific feat, especially as the structures maintained integrity in a liquid state.

July 2, 2013 – Microsoft invented a process wherein users experience tactilely the physical attributes of images displayed on a 3D touchscreen.

July 24, 2012 – Stanford and Pennsylvania State researchers developed a process to create carbon-neutral methane gas using electricity.

July 5, 2012 – U.S. researchers developed a bipedal robot that not only imitates human movement but also replicates how the human body controls signals from muscles engaged in walking.

July 27, 2011 – In Japan, researchers invented an electric car motor that is not comprised of rare earth metals.

July 3, 1929 – E.A. Murphy developed the first foam rubber while working in Birmingham at the Dunlop Latex Development Laboratories.

July 17, 1902 – R&D scientist Willis Haviland Carrier invented the first air conditioner.

July 25, 1698 – The first operational water pump using steam was developed and patented by Thomas Savery.