In August, the blog revealed that chains of double or triple-bonded carbon atoms, known as carbyne, should be stronger and stiffer than any known material.
Prototype batteries that dissolve safely in the body could power ingested devices.
By adding laser dyes to organic fibers, researchers have demonstrated a technique that should lead to textiles that lase at all visible frequencies.
IBM researchers have developed a new polymer-like material to treat fungal infections.
The were first predicted in 2005 and first synthesized in the lab in 2008. Now physicists have discovered a naturally occurring topological insulator that can be mined from the earth's crust.
New inks and tools allow 3-D printing of lithium-ion technology.
In the same way that metamaterials steer light around objects to hide them, they might also steer electrons through crystal lattices with zero resistance, say physicists.
Kateeva says its new manufacturing equipment can produce affordable displays based on organic light-emitting diodes.
A simple way to print circuits on a wide range of flexible substrates using an inkjet printer has eluded materials scientists. Until now.
Polymer glue helps fracture-prone high-capacity batteries last through more charges.