If you want to measure the temperature at any point on an object's surface, a thin coating of programmable material can do the job, say computer scientists.
If we're going to colonize Mars, we'll need buildings to live and work in. So researchers have made cheap, strong concrete out of "Martian" soil.
By studying the network of links between Indian recipes, computer scientists have discovered that the presence of certain spices makes a meal much less likely to contain ingredients with flavors in common. From February …
Spiders sprayed with water containing carbon nanotubes and graphene flakes have produced the toughest fibers ever measured, say materials scientists. From May …
A new way to 3-D-print hydraulic systems at the same time as the rest of a device significantly simplifies the process of making functional robots.
Researchers examining the nanoscale topography of the world’s largest spiders are part of a larger effort to understand and copy the brilliant structural colors in nature.
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.