Exotic materials should lead to new ways of observing and playing with one of the strangest effects in physics, say Chinese physicists.
The 'wonder material' of modern science now promises all-printed, flexible and transparent graphene devices on more or less any surface.
A mechanized tongue probes its way into yet another industry.
An "electronic tongue" can classify certain types of Spanish wine. Should sommeliers fear for their jobs?
One box of shortbread cookies can be made into $15 billion of nanomaterials.
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.