A materials scientist has created the world's toughest fiber using a mechanism based on a slip knot.
Combining aspects of high-energy lithium-sulfur batteries with flow battery technology can lower costs.
New research shows how arrays of tiny electronic devices can achieve human-skin-like sensitivity to mechanical force.
A lab at Harvard is developing materials with potentially revolutionary optical characteristics.
A cheap way to alter ammonium nitrate fertilizer renders it unusable in IEDs.
GE, the world’s largest manufacturer, is on the verge of using 3-D printing to make jet parts.
Physicists have finally solved the problem of how pearls form almost-perfect spheres: they rotate as they grow.
Biomimetic nanoparticles could be an effective treatment against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.
Nobody has been able to trap electromagnetic waves inside a metamaterial and then release them again. Until now.
Brazil nuts would rise to the top of a container of mixed nuts on Mars and the Moon, but more slowly than on Earth, say physicists