For the first time, scientists from the University of Minnesota have captured on video how heat energy moves through material at the nanoscale level. The breakthrough could help engineers control and guide heat energy.
Energy April 19, 2016
Quantum dot solids hold the potential to become the next great development in the manufacture and design of semiconductors. Now, a research team at Cornell University believe they have overcome a major technological hurdle in that quest.
February 26, 2016
A new polymer has been developed that can cause devices to bend at body temperatures. More remarkably, the material can also lift 1,000 times its own weight.
February 11, 2016
The new polymer damage indication system changes color once there are cracks, scratches or fractures. The warning system can warn of small-scale damages before these can cause problematic and costly damages.
January 18, 2016
Oil droplets in a soapy solution shifted shapes, from triangles and octagons to hexagons and fibers, when frozen and return to their original shape once the solution is re-warmed. These new findings are found promising in the arena of materials science.
Animals December 29, 2015
For the first time, scientists can spin silk in the lab without raising spiders. The new silk-spinning device could allow resarchers to create silk with properties not found in natural spider silk, including some with major medical applications.
Life June 6, 2015
Buzz about graphene abounds, but the material has yet to show up in commercial products. A new method for creating graphene-based antennas could lead to one of the material's first commercial applications.
FUTURE TECH May 27, 2015
Spider silk modified with graphene is strong enough to catch an aircraft falling from the sky. What purposes could these fibers serve, and what challenges are developers facing?
May 8, 2015
An atom-thick material developed by scientists at Rice University may be able to assist in the development of ultra-thin imaging devices. The material is 10 times more efficient than the best they have ever seen.
December 26, 2014