November 29th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at the University of Central Florida have developed a technique to incorporate 2-D materials into thin and flexible supercapacitor nanostructures that rapidly provide sufficient power and remain stable after countless charging cycles.
November 22nd, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A few weeks ago, a popular Australian online fashion retailer called Showpo posted a video on its Facebook page that seemed to debut a magically color-changing dress—but is such a dress really possible?
November 16th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Engineers at the University of California San Diego have developed a neodymium-loaded magnetic ink that can be used to print batteries, circuits, and other devices that, if broken or damaged, can self-heal themselves in a matter of milliseconds.
November 15th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Rice University recently found that 2-D semiconducting molybdenum diselenide's tensile strength is more brittle than expected, due to the material's inherent flaws—as small as one missing atom can crack the material under strain.
November 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Lehigh University report that in addition to gallium nitride’s checklist of other useful properties, the material has a wear rate that approaches that of diamonds—which could open the material’s foray into even more diverse applications.
November 9th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Oak Ridge National Laboratory say they’ve 3-D-printed permanent magnets that can outperform bonded magnets made using traditional techniques while conserving critical rare materials in the process.
November 8th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
With the swirling debacle surrounding Samsung’s exploding lithium-ions and NASA’s accidently self-destructing robot, consumer interest in battery safety has seldom been higher—which is why ceramic materials are getting their spot in the battery technology limelight.
November 4th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn., used scraps steel and brass to create what they say is the world’s first steel-brass battery that can store energy at levels comparable to lead-acid batteries.
November 2nd, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at the Universities of Sussex and Bristol in the U.K. have developed a new technology that effectively turns tiny, multi-colored spheres into real-life pixels that can form into floating displays, according to a University of Sussex press release.
November 1st, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
A team of scientists at MIT and Stanford has developed rovables—small on-body robots that can function as mobile and autonomous wearables.