material science

Spray-on coating could ice-proof airplanes, power lines, windshields

Posted in Science on 13th Mar, 2016
by Alex Muller

This could have major implications in industries like energy, shipping and transportation, where ice is a constant problem in cold climates.

Warmest ever superconductor works at Antarctic temperatures

Posted in Featured, Science on 4th Oct, 2015
by Alex Muller

A material has been shown to transmit electricity with no resistance at the highest temperatures ever: the chilly conditions you might experience in Antarctica.

A new convenient procedure to visualize defects on graphene layers

Posted in Science on 28th May, 2015
by Alex Muller

Ideal defect-free graphene is difficult to prepare and a simple direct method to capture and visualize its defects has been lacking.

Adding Water to Some Solids Can Actually Make Them Stronger

Posted in Science on 20th Dec, 2014
by Alex Muller

Adding drops of water into solid materials can actually increase their strength and changes their other properties in interesting and useful ways.

3D printer creates hi-res implantable device for customized heart treatment

Posted in Hardware on 28th Feb, 2014
by Alex Muller

The technology could radically transform measurement, treatment, and prediction of cardiac disorders.