materials

materials science

Carbon-Nanotube Yarn Twists and Stretches To Produce High Yields of Electricity

The new material, called ‘twistron,’ is already under patent.
Michael Byrne
8.24.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
Science

One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral

It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
News

The Science Behind Not Wiping Out on Ice This Winter

A team of researchers is finding out how to make a better boot.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.16
materials

Nanogenerator Harvests Swipes To Power LCD Screens

Engineers find an alternate route toward self-powered devices with foldable material.
Michael Byrne
12.10.16
materials

Feeding Graphene to Silkworms Yields Supersilk

Nature delivers on the materials science.
Michael Byrne
10.10.16
videos

This Little Jumping Cube Is Probably How The Robot Apocalypse Starts

But it's so cute! (For now...)
Carl Franzen
10.3.16
studies

New Knitting Technique Produces Electronic Smart Fabrics at Industrial Scales

Meet the bike shorts of the future.
Michael Byrne
9.24.16
studies

Engineers Develop 'Material That Computes,' Recognizes Images

A piezoelectric-based material capable of generating its own power and computing information.
Michael Byrne
9.3.16
nature

Crab and Shrimp Shells Could Be Used to Make Battery Parts of the Future

Scientists building new materials are looking to nature for inspiration.
Kate Lunau
8.24.16
robots

Terminator-Like Liquid Metals Enable Elastic Electronics

Technology is about to get squishy.
Michael Byrne
8.4.16
electronics

New Chemical Assembly Process Opens Door to Atomically Thin Electronics

Graphene takes on Moore's Law.
Michael Byrne
7.11.16
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