Making an Unimaginable Discovery for New Materials

Scientists find way to make new materials for batteries, magnets and microelectronics. Making an Unimaginable Discovery for New Materials: The world’s best artists can take...

Soft Material Robot Detects Damage and Heals Itself

By David Nutt, Cornell Chronicle Soft Material Robot Detects Damage and Heals Itself: If robots are going to venture into remote environments that humans can’t reach,...

New Material to Replace Paper Towels

New Material to Replace Paper Towels: When it comes to kitchen spills, paper towels and rags do the job. But using a hydrogel—a gelatin-like...

Controlling Single Molecule to Move on Command

Controlling Single Molecule to Move on Command: Controlling the rotation of this molecule could lead to new technologies for microelectronics, quantum computing and more. You...

Rice Flashes New Life into Lithium-Ion Anodes

Fast ‘green’ process revives essential battery components for reuse Rice Flashes New Life into Lithium-Ion Anodes: How many rechargeable lithium-ion batteries are you wearing? How...

Chemists Create Quantum Dots with Lab-Designed Protein

Wendy Plump, Department of Chemistry Nature uses 20 canonical amino acids as building blocks to make proteins, combining their sequences to create complex molecules that perform...

Starch-Based Material for Wearable Electronics Could be Made

by University of Groningen Starch-Based Material for Wearable Electronics Could be Made: Soft, wearable sensors can improve our lives, but these soft and stretchable electronic devices...

2D Material may Enable Ultra-Sharp Cellphone Photos in Low Light

Novel device also combines light sensing, computing to save energy 2D Material may Enable Ultra-Sharp Cellphone Photos in Low Light: UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A...

Say Hello to the Toughest Material on Earth

A new study reveals the profound properties of a simple metal alloy Say Hello to the Toughest Material on Earth: Scientists have measured the highest...

Flameproofing Lithium-Ion Batteries with Salt

A polymer-based electrolyte makes for batteries that keep working – and don’t catch fire – when heated to over 140 degrees F. Flameproofing Lithium-Ion Batteries...