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
Manufactured sapphire is incredibly strong and scratch resistant. Now falling costs and technology improvements could make it competitive with glass.
Laboratory advance shows that nano-imprinting could help the hard drive industry meet its long-term goals for data storage capacity.