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 mechanical engineer has decided to stand up for bras that stay up using space-age materials science.
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.
Try pulling apart two interleaved phone books and you'll inevitably be defeated by huge frictional forces. Just how these forces arise has been a long-standing mystery... until now.
Smash carbon footballs into a surface at supersonic speeds and they unzip to form graphene, according to materials scientists, who say the technique could revolutionize the use of this wonder material.
Fabrics that are transparent in the infrared can radiate body heat at rates that will significantly reduce the burden on power-hungry air-conditioning systems.
Seeing people on the other side of metal walls has never been possible despite the array of high-tech sensors that can peer through other materials. That looks set to change.
Nobody mentions the big problem with 3-D printing: how to do it in color. Now they won’t have to, thanks to a new technique.
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists.