American scientists are working on a plan to "grow" wood in a laboratory without sunlight or soil.
March 4, 2021 • ~3 min
A report examines the potential of materials that can change shape, adapt and repair themselves.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~5 min
A new aerogel can suck up water vapor in the air and then release it as clean drinking water, researchers report. It doesn't even need a power source.
Feb. 2, 2021 • ~4 min
Just a little soap helps clean up the challenging process of preparing two-dimensional hexagonal boron nitride (hBN), chemists report.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~5 min
A new way to make bulk metals with enhanced properties like hardness starts with smashing individual nanoclusters.
Jan. 26, 2021 • ~6 min
Chemicals found in food and solar cell technology have an interesting history – as my own research shows.
Jan. 13, 2021 • ~6 min
Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may be a good substitute for lithium without changing how long batteries last much.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
New research maps out a huge number of carbon nanotube colors. "Carbon, which we see as black, can appear transparent or take on any color of the rainbow."
Dec. 15, 2020 • ~8 min
A new method of making perovskite cells for solar modules could be cheap and fast enough to make it scalable, researchers say.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~8 min
See how incredibly tiny micromachines made from metal and plastic move according to their shape. They're a step toward better drug delivery.
Nov. 25, 2020 • ~5 min