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Large Hadron Collider Accelerates First Atoms To Nearly Speed Of Light

Operators of CERN’s Large Hadron Collider were able to accelerate lead atoms for the first time. The successful experiment could one day lead to new forms of matter, including dark matter.

Material Science July 31, 2018

Quantum Computing Discovery Reveals Time Moves Forward And Backward

Quantum scientists found that time does not always move forward after all. At the quantum level, time can move forward and backward, which means it is also true at the level of the rest of the universe.

Material Science July 30, 2018

Powerful New Electron Microscope Now Allows Scientists To View Individual Electrons

Physicists developed a new technology that allows them to look at individual electrons. The Electron Microscope Pixel Array Detector can be retrofitted into an electron microscope to achieve record-breaking resolutions.

Material Science July 20, 2018

Stephen Hawking Buried At Westminster Abbey, Between Charles Darwin And Isaac Newton

Stephen Hawking was buried at Westminster Abbey's Scientists' Corner, between Charles Darwin and Isaac Newton. Thousands of people attended the memorial service, after which the scientist's voice was beamed to space.

Material Science June 16, 2018

Time Travel Is Possible: Scientists Have Already Built A Time Machine, Actually

Time travel is already possible, and in fact, a time machine has already been built. There are no plutonium-powered DeLorean zooming through time though, and it may take a while before scientists are able to unlock time travel like that.

Material Science May 29, 2018

Scientists Say The Internal Pressure Of A Proton Is 10 Times Greater Than A Neutron Star

Researchers have measured the pressure inside of a proton for the first time ever. The subatomic particle has 10 times the internal pressure of a neutron star.

Material Science May 17, 2018

Scientists Discover A Way To Create Carbon Nanotubes With A Chemical From Household Cleaning Products

Researchers discovered that a chemical called cresol can be used to help produce carbon nanotubes. Previous attempts have resulted in the nanotubes twisting and clumping together.

Material Science May 16, 2018

World's Fastest Water Heater Won't Be For Making Coffee: 100,000 Degrees In An Instant

Scientists created the world's fastest water heater, capable of heating water to 100,000 degrees Celsius in an instant. It is safe to say that it will not be used to make coffee, so what will the researchers do with it?

Material Science May 15, 2018

Newly Created ‘Super Wood’ Biomaterial Surpasses Strength Of Spider Silk

Researchers from Sweden’s KTH Royal Institute of Technology produced a material that they said surpassed the strength of spider silk. Called the “super wood,” the material also exceeded the strength of metals, alloys, ceramics, and E-glass fibers.

Material Science May 13, 2018

Scientists Create Invisibility Cloak, Sort Of

Penn State researchers showcased a new metamaterial design that supposedly deflects sound waves. The discovery could potentially hide objects from sonar detection just like an invisibility cloak.

Material Science May 12, 2018

Physicists Find Elusive Time Crystal In A Child’s Toy

A group of physicists from Yale University was surprised to uncover hints of time crystal in children’s crystal growing kit. Their discovery opens more relevant questions on how time crystals are exactly formed.

Material Science May 4, 2018

Breakthrough High-powered Laser Beams Simulate What It’s Like To Penetrate Super-Earth Exoplanets

A high-powered laser beam device allowed scientists to experiment on the core components of super-Earths or exoplanets. The experiment yielded results that in the future can answer the question of whether exoplanets can be livable.

Material Science April 27, 2018

Mass-Produced Graphene Sheets On Its Way To Revolutionize Tech Products

Graphene, when produced in large quantities for commercial use, could change the production of technology products. Scientists at MIT were able to manufacture 10 meters of thin graphene rolls of high quality.

Material Science April 22, 2018

Nanotechnologists Discover How Diamonds Bend When Turned Into Ultrafine Needles

A study showed that diamonds have the ability to stretch when it is shaped into a microscopic size. Researchers said this surprising find could transform how diamonds are used in various fields.

Material Science April 20, 2018

Driverless Cars May Soon Feature This Laser Technology To See Around Corners

The future looks accident-free, thanks to a new laser-based imaging technique being developed at Stanford University. By bouncing laser beams off surfaces, it could record a still image of an object hidden behind a corner.

Material Science March 6, 2018

Ultracold Physics: Scientists Create Giant Atom Filled With Over 100 Smaller Atoms

We all know that atoms are made up of protons, electrons, and neutrons but an atom within an atom? Here’s how scientists created it out of strontium atoms.

Material Science February 27, 2018

Scientists Create 'Superionic Ice' That May Also Exist On Uranus And Neptune

Scientists have recently created superionic ice on Earth, believed to be found on icy giant planets. It is a strange form of ice that is simultaneously liquid and solid.

Material Science February 8, 2018

Scientists Discover How To Create Low-Cost Solar Cells

Stanford researchers discovered how to make cost-effective and reasonable solar cells. They used nanotechnology to create crystalline silicon thin-film solar cells.

Material Science January 22, 2018

Researchers Find A Way To Track Quantum Particles Without Observing Them

How can you track the movements of quantum particles without observing them? Researchers from the University of Cambridge have a theory. They think that particles leave tags that can be tracked whenever they interact with the environment.

Material Science December 27, 2017

Origami-Inspired Artificial Muscles Can Carry 1,000 Times Their Weight, Plus It's Cheap And Easy To Build

Researchers have developed a new type of artificial muscle that can lift 1,000 times their own weight. The artificial muscles are inspired by origami and can be created in as fast as 10 minutes using materials worth less than $1.

Material Science November 28, 2017

Researchers Accidentally Discover Aluminum Alloy That Reacts With Water To Create Hydrogen

Researchers with the U.S. Army accidentally discovered a new way to produce hydrogen with aluminum. The new aluminum nanomaterial produces hydrogen when exposed to water.

Material Science August 5, 2017

Slug Slime Inspires Scientists To Develop A New Type Of Surgical Glue

Researchers turn to nature in order to develop tougher and more flexible surgical glue. The new adhesive can also seal holes even in beating hearts.

Material Science July 28, 2017

Scientists Code GIF Image Into DNA Of Bacteria: Here's How They Did It

Harvard researchers have successfully encoded a five-frame GIF into the DNA of living E. coli bacteria. The new method could lead to a more stable, long-term data storage than silicon memory.

Material Science July 13, 2017

Seawater Strengthens Roman Concrete To Survive For 2,000 Years: Study

Concrete sea walls built by ancient Romans can withstand constant pounding from ocean waves for thousands of years. The key lies in aluminum tobermorite in the lost Roman concrete recipes, according to researchers.

Material Science July 4, 2017

CERN Unveils New Particle Accelerator That May Be Useful For Both Medicine And Art Conservation

Linac 4, the new linear particle accelerator acquired by CERN, will deliver higher energy beams to the Large Hadron Collider, leading to a High Luminosity LHC. The scientific applications of this technology could benefit both cancer patients and art conservationists.

Material Science May 10, 2017

Goodbye, Potholes: Self-Healing Roads Could Fix Potholes Automatically And Charge Electric Cars In The Process

Dutch scientists are working on a special type of asphalt that could revolutionize infrastructure. The modified asphalt sports self-healing properties and could also charge electric vehicles on the road.

Material Science May 8, 2017

New Solar-Powered Device Harvests Water From Desert Air

The new technology could help you survive in the desert by using sunlight to evaporate condensed water. The solar-powered water harvester is based on a series of porous crystals that collect the water into a reservoir.

Material Science April 14, 2017

Sunlight-Bottling Bionic Leaf Can Create Fertilizer And Boost Food Supply

Harvard researchers may have found a way to end world hunger through their bionic leaf, which produces cheap fertilizer potent enough to make crops grow 1.5 times bigger. Read on to see how the invention works!

Material Science April 5, 2017

Clean Water In An Instant? Graphene Sieve Converts Seawater Into Drinking Water

Researchers have found a new way to filter the salt in seawater through a process that uses graphene. Should this technology be produced on a large scale, it would help address the scarcity of drinking water.

Material Science April 4, 2017

Groundbreaking Graphene-Based Electrode Can Boost Solar Power Storage

The new plant-inspired graphene electrode employs the fractal design of fern leaves to store solar energy at an improved capacity, 3,000 percent bigger than previously available. This prototype paves the way for flexible thin film solar technology.

Material Science April 4, 2017

Meet Vantablack: The Blackest Material Known To Science

The blackest ever material Vantablack, invented by British researchers in 2014, has now got a spray version. It will paint physical objects and absorb 99.8 percent of light. In the original form, Vantablack is no paint but a special coating developed from an amalgam of carbon nanotubes measuring 20 nanometers each.

Material Science March 28, 2017

Researchers Find A Way To Safely Recycle Old Gadgets: Turn Them To Dust

Researchers from Rice University devise a way to safely dispose electronic wastes by turning them into nanoparticles. Resulting gadget dust can be sorted and reused.

Material Science March 27, 2017

This Graphene-Powered Electronic Skin Could Give Future Prosthetic Limbs The Sense Of Touch

Researchers have created a prototype of a graphene-powered electronic prosthetic limb. The new technology would mimic the sense of touch, while also running on solar energy.

Material Science March 23, 2017

'Tree On A Chip' Device Mimics Hydraulics Of Plants: Huge Step For Robotics?

The 'tree-on-a-chip' developed by MIT engineers is a microfluidic device that mimics the pumping in trees without any moving parts or external pumps. It is part of the efforts of scientists to create hydraulic robotics on a nano scale.

Material Science March 22, 2017

Scientists Create 'Time Crystals,' A New Form Of Matter

After months of research, scientists have finally come up with a new form of matter which they are calling 'Time Crystals'. These crystals are said to have thermal equilibrium and as a result of which, they remain in motion eternally.

Material Science March 9, 2017

Creator Of Lithium Ion Batteries Helps Develop A Better, Safer, And Longer-Lasting Battery

The 94-year old co-creator of Lithium Ion batteries led a team of engineers in the development of a rechargeable battery three times better than his previous invention.

Material Science March 5, 2017

Key Experiment At Large Hadron Collider Gets Major Upgrade To Boost Particle Hunt

The pixel tracker inside the Compact Muon Solenoid (CMS) of the Large Hadron Collider has just been upgraded. This tune-up is made to boost the particle accelerator's hunt for new particles and the elusive dark matter.

Material Science March 3, 2017

Graphene In 3 Layers Can Make A Rare Magnet

New experiments are asserting graphene’s vast applications on the basis of magnetic properties. According to a research by TIFR scholars, graphene in three layers makes a rare magnet and offers a vast scope for electronic devices.

Material Science March 2, 2017

Computer Systems In Cyborg Rose Garden: Swedish Scientists Make Breakthrough

Swedish scientists have succeeded in turning a cyborg rose into a super capacitor by forming wires inside and making it go beyond the basic e-plant concept with the promise of making sensors and vegetable computers in the future.

Material Science March 1, 2017

World's Only Sample Of Metallic Hydrogen Disappears In Lab

Last month, Harvard researchers reported creating metallic hydrogen, the 'holy grail of high-pressure physics.' Now, the only known sample in the world has disappeared in the laboratory.

Material Science February 26, 2017

Inert Helium’s Sodium Compound Is Extra Strong: Study

Helium, famous for its reluctance to react with other elements, has formed a very strong chemical compound with sodium. According to scientists, the new compound sodium helide is highly stable and was made after squeezing helium to high pressure.

Material Science February 21, 2017

Engineers Develop Origami-Inspired Bulletproof Shield To Protect Police Officers

A lightweight, portable bulletproof shield inspired by origami has been developed by engineers from Brigham Young University. The lightweight shield is strong enough to deflect bullets from pistols and revolvers.

Material Science February 18, 2017

New Material Can Cool Structures Without Consuming Water And Energy

Researchers have come up with a new material that can cool structures without using water and energy, offering an eco-friendly alternative to current cooling systems in place.

Material Science February 11, 2017

Design Changes Can Enhance Battery Life, Says Study

To address the degradation of lithium ion batteries and to expand their life, scientists at Northwestern University have proposed a computational design strategy that suggests the ideal protective coating to save the cathode from corrosion.

Material Science February 9, 2017

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