The discovery of a stable form of one-dimensional diamond has scientists racing to understand its properties. The first signs are that diamond nanothread will be more versatile than anyone expected.
A new biocompatible device will make it easier for researchers to determine the neurological basis of pain.
A mechanical engineer has decided to stand up for bras that stay up using space-age materials science.
Synthetic porous materials that flex to take up and release fuel could lead to cheaper natural-gas cars that don’t need cumbersome storage tanks.
Researchers have figured out how to use a 3-D printer to make plastic hair of varying thicknesses for things like toys and brushes.
Architects are toying with exotic new materials that can be poured into place and yet form complex structures
Physicists have discovered a material that superconducts at a temperature significantly warmer than the coldest ever measured on Earth. That should herald a new era of superconductivity research.
New sensors made from plastic and carbon nanotubes could provide an artificial skin that would endow prosthetic hands with a sense of touch.
Researchers say they’ve overcome a major manufacturing challenge standing in the way of commercially viable nanotube devices.
Researchers demonstrate customized implants that help injured nerves regenerate in rats.