Stretchable electronics and the strongest material ever were just two achievements of 2008.
New publications, experiments and breakthroughs in materials science--and what they mean.
A simple process turns cocoons into optical devices with biological applications.
Graphene circuits could lead to high-speed wireless devices and advanced weapons detectors.
A new fuel cell uses a cheap nickel catalyst.
A paint additive will protect cars, bridges, and ships from corrosion.
A biomimetic ceramic that is strong and tough could be used to make lightweight vehicles.
Bacteria could make acrylic glass from sugar.
Nanoporous silicon that soaks up ions without self-destructing can make better batteries.