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 19th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Graphene for space applications, conductive electrodes are key to fast-charging batteries, and other materials stories that may be of interest.
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 12th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
Insights into thermal behavior of metal nitride nanowires could advance optical electronics, first battery-free cellphone makes calls by harvesting ambient power, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 12, 2017.
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 11th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
In a fresh effort to boost the visibility of its renewable energy efforts, China is turning to one of its most beloved creatures—Panda Green Energy Group Ltd. recently announced that it has connected its latest solar power plant, cutely shaped into the likeness of its namesake, to the electricity grid.
July 7th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Scientists are making inroads with the use of organic materials in solar cells. A research team has recently developed a pair of solar–powered glasses that could eventually power hearing aids or other mobile devices.
July 7th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
The American Chemical Society and GE recently proposed nine new scientific emojis to be considered to enter the official emoji lexicon later this year—a lab coat, test tube, microbe, petri dish, DNA, compass, abacus, fire extinguisher, and goggles.
July 5th, 2017 | by Faye Oney
Can a tattoo monitor glucose levels? Researchers have developed biosensing tattoo ink that identifies metabolic processes through reactions in interstitial fluid—which could eventually provide data on an individual's medical condition.
July 5th, 2017 | by April Gocha, PhD
2-D material's traits could send electronics R&D spinning in new directions, screen-printed batteries for renewables on the way, and other materials stories that may be of interest for July 5, 2017.