Discovery could lead to new designs for improved and more sustainable materials inspired by nature.
today • ~5 min
Tags: environment nature research school-of-engineering civil-and-environmental-engineering materials-science-and-engineering bioinspiration
A team of researchers have tested everything from t-shirts and socks to jeans and vacuum bags to determine what type of mask material is most effective at
yesterday • ~6 min
Tags: engineering public-health covid-19 coronavirus materials
Gold nanotubes – tiny hollow cylinders one thousandth the width of a human hair – could be used to treat mesothelioma, a type of cancer caused by exposure to
Oct. 27, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: advanced-materials spotlight-on-future-therapeutics cancer
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
Tags: 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
Tags: 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
Tags: 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
Tags: physics electricity materials-science superconductors temperature magnetism featured science-and-technology
Researchers have developed a new approach to printed electronics which allows ultra-low power electronic devices that could recharge from ambient light or
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: engineering advanced-materials internet-of-things energy materials carbon
A research collaboration between the University of Cambridge, Queen Mary University of London and the Institute for High Pressure Physics in Troitsk has
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: materials sound
Normally an insulator, diamond becomes a metallic conductor when subjected to large strain in a new theoretical model.
Oct. 5, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: physics carbon research school-of-engineering nanoscience-and-nanotechnology materials-science-and-engineering dmse nuclear-science-and-engineering
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