See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.
yesterday • ~5 min
robots materials-science 3d-printing drug-delivery featured science-and-technology health-and-medicine
What happens when you compress soft and "fluffy" microgel suspensions? Large-scale computer simulations map out the surprising behavior.
Nov. 9, 2020 • ~7 min
materials-science science-and-technology gels
Batteries power much of modern life, from electric and hybrid cars to computers, medical devices and cellphones. But unless they're made easier and cheaper to recycle, a battery waste crisis looms.
Oct. 22, 2020 • ~10 min
chemistry electronics recycling materials-science electric-vehicles renewable-energy toxic-waste batteries energy-storage municipal-solid-waste e-waste green-design lithium-batteries
Getting run over by a car isn't a near-death experience for the diabolical ironclad beetle. How it survives could lead to materials with the same toughness.
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~7 min
insects materials-science biomimicry science-and-technology
Scientists find a material that displays a much sought-after property at room temperature.
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~3 min
physics electricity materials-science
"...with this kind of technology, you can take society into a superconducting society where you'll never need things like batteries again."
Oct. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology
A new self-erasing chip could help stop counterfeit electronics. It can store a secret message or authentication code for days before it disappears.
Sept. 28, 2020 • ~6 min
electronics materials-science security science-and-technology
"The previous cooling materials have been rigid and tough, which makes them unforgiving for athletes, occupational workers, soldiers, and so much more."
Sept. 25, 2020 • ~4 min
exercise materials-science temperature hydrogels science-and-technology health-and-medicine clothing
Creating colloidal diamonds, a long-awaited photonic technique, could change the development and use of optical technologies over the next decade.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~7 min
physics optics lasers photons materials-science science-and-technology shapes
A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
Sept. 9, 2020 • ~6 min
sustainability electricity materials-science mobile-devices science-and-technology earth-and-environment supercapacitor
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