Smart surfaces repel everything but targeted beneficial exceptions

Researchers at McMaster University have solved a vexing problem by engineering surface coatings that can repel everything, such as bacteria, viruses, and living cells,...
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Breakthrough in self-healing materials

The cost of making plastics, paints, coatings for cell phone screens and other materials that heal themselves like skin could be dramatically reduced thanks...

Researchers harvest 2-D materials, bringing them closer to commercialization

Since the 2003 discovery of the single-atom-thick carbon material known as graphene, there has been significant interest in other types of 2-D materials as...

Self-healing material can build itself from carbon in the air

A material designed by MIT chemical engineers can react with carbon dioxide from the air, to grow, strengthen, and even repair itself. The polymer,...

Catalysts more efficient and environmentally friendly

By studying materials down to the atomic level, researchers at Chalmers University of Technology have found a way to make catalysts more efficient and...

Thin films for more efficient solar cells

The efficiency of solar cells can be increased by thin-film contacts developed by researchers at KAUST. Improving the performance of solar cells requires scrutinizing every...

Lockheed Martin Develops 3D Printing

Today, 3-D printing generates parts used in ships, planes, vehicles, and spacecraft, but it also requires a lot of babysitting. High-value and intricate parts...

ultra-high molecular weight polyethylene implant

For the first time ever, a research team from the small innovative enterprise Biomimetix, implementing several NUST MISIS developments, has successfully implanted a biomimetic...

Electron microscopy to build quantum materials atom by atom

A novel technique that nudges single atoms to switch places within an atomically thin material could bring scientists another step closer to realizing theoretical...

New method measures 3-D polymer processing precisely

Recipes for three-dimensional (3D) printing, or additive manufacturing, of parts have required as much guesswork as science. Until now. Resins and other materials that react...