The same fluoride used in toothpaste may be the future of batteries. Researchers discovered that fluoride-based batteries have a longer lifespan than lithium ions, but future work is needed to stabilize it for everyday use.
Material Science December 7, 2018
The so-called bio-bricks were made using human urine collected from men’s toilet, sand, and bacteria that produce urase. What makes these bio-bricks better than limestone bricks?
Material Science October 28, 2018
Researchers from New Yorn University found two methods that will create bubbles using oil and water. The findings can be applied into products that use bubbles or droplets including sprays or emulsions.
Material Science September 5, 2018
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 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
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 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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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