Researchers have developed simple robots that can build structures with malleable materials such as foam and sandbags.
A novel electrochemical process sequesters carbon in the form of a versatile building material.
Try pulling apart two interleaved phone books and you'll inevitably be defeated by huge frictional forces. Just how these forces arise has been a long-standing mystery... until now.
Researchers demonstrate a promising new approach to manufacturing a crucial form of graphene.
Smash carbon footballs into a surface at supersonic speeds and they unzip to form graphene, according to materials scientists, who say the technique could revolutionize the use of this wonder material.
A biotech company is genetically engineering pigs so that their organs might work in people.
Glue made of nanoparticles, delivered by a needle, can be a better replacement for sutures and surgical staples.
A new kind of window glass can selectively block visible sunlight as well as heat-producing invisible light.
New kinds of flexible, bendable, and twistable electronic devices could benefit from conducting wires that can stretch to many times their length.
Fabrics that are transparent in the infrared can radiate body heat at rates that will significantly reduce the burden on power-hungry air-conditioning systems.