July 26th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In a recent video, engineer Mark Rober demonstrated the amazing super-soaking power of the world’s largest water gun, a monster 7-foot-long creation that he engineered in the likeness of a Super Soaker (Larami Ltd.) to blast water out at a whopping 272 mph.
July 19th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A 3-D printed structure created by a collaboration of engineers attracted the attention of Guinness World Records. Watch the video to see how the researchers printed the world's lightest structure made out of 3-D printed graphene aerogel and earned a spot in the 2018 edition.
July 18th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have created a carbide material that outperforms conventional UHTCs. Their discovery could lead to new coatings on hypersonic aircraft that can withstand extreme temperatures at Mach 5 speeds.
July 14th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers are taking advantage of a nitrogen vacancy in flawed diamonds to view how atoms spin and connect to form molecules. Their discovery could eventually lead to smaller MRI machines that are less invasive and use considerably less energy.
July 11th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Johns Hopkins University researchers have created a new alloy that is stronger and more conductive than silicon. Their findings could mean a change in the components of micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) for future applications.
July 4th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
One of America's most iconic representations of its freedom towers some 305 feet above Liberty Island in New York City, N.Y.—the Statue of Liberty. Watch this video to learn more about the unique chemistry of her materials.
July 4th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
The U.S. celebrates its independence today, and part of that celebration is watching a fireworks display. Did you know that fireworks are a result of a chemical reaction with gunpowder? Here is a look at what goes into the making of fireworks.
June 27th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists at Rice University and Tianjin University have developed a method of making graphene foam blocks out of powdered sugar and nickel powder using 3–D laser printing—an approach that could pave the way for mass production of graphene.
June 23rd, 2017 | by Faye Oney
A research group in China has created electrodes for potassium-ion batteries made from rusty stainless steel mesh. The result is an environmentally friendly, stable, and less expensive battery suitable for electronic devices.
June 20th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Researchers have developed a computational method to predict how metals react in water. Their "group additivity" approach to Pourbaix diagrams enables them to determine metals' potential for corrosion.