A new green supercapacitor is flexible, lightweight, and cost-effective. It could charge your devices way faster, too, researchers say.
Tags: sustainability electricity materials-science mobile-devices science-and-technology earth-and-environment supercapacitor
A new technology lets researchers use metal to create nature-inspired surfaces with unique powers, including rose petals' water-repelling ability.
Tags: materials-science metals biomimicry science-and-technology
More companies are selling products that claim to keep you cool on hot days. But it turns out that common materials used in sports clothing may not always be the best.
Aug. 28, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: materials-science heat hot-weather athletics sports clothing basketball
New 3D-printable synthetic polymers have morphing powers and can self-heal within seconds. They could be useful for more realistic prosthetics.
Tags: materials-science 3d-printing polymers science-and-technology prostheses shape-memory-polymers
"Think of SMILES like a light bulb, but instead of being turned on with electricity, they are turned on with light..."
Tags: light materials-science 3d-printing fluorescence science-and-technology
Titanium dioxide crystals that "blink" may benefit quantum computers or the creation of fuels from carbon dioxide, say researchers.
Tags: nanotechnology light materials-science science-and-technology crystals
A method to make plastic conductive and more transparent could improve large touchscreens, LED light panels, and window-mounted infrared solar cells.
Tags: light materials-science science-and-technology plastics
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