Remembering what it was to be 10 and in awe of the future
How can a bag be bomb-proof? Try coating it with a bizarre fluid that hardens under sudden force.
The agency will fund projects aimed at speeding up synthetic biology, and creating new kinds of materials.
Living lasers might transmit information about health and disease. They are also just plain cool.
This week's big materials science stories.
Light emitting transistors mean flat-panel displays have a road map for years to come, unlike microchips.
From hybrid cars to nuclear reactors, stories this week highlighted the dirty side of clean energy.
Carbon soccer balls can form into gels all by themselves, say chemists, overturning the long-held belief that gels must consist of at least two chemical components.
A Department of Energy report brings attention to the need to diversify the supply of rare-earth metals needed for cleantech and defense.
Hybrid rocket engines are rare, but a clever technique could make them more common.