August 19th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at National Cheng Kung University in Taiwan have developed a simple, cost-effective approach to produce graphene in a way that they say broadens the material’s potential commercial applications—they’re calling it ‘defective’ graphene.
August 19th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Lego Ideas, the toy company’s platform for crowd-sourced ideas for new Lego sets, has ventured into the materials science and engineering world.
August 7th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
CTT reader Bart Kilinski pointed out that several of the substances listed in the tattoo ink infographic above are indeed toxic substances—particularly cinnabar and cadmium and chrome oxides. “Surely those aren’t used in tattooing,” Kilinski comments.
August 5th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Eindhoven University of Technology and the Foundation for Fundamental Research on Matter in the Netherlands have developed a prototype solar cell that generates fuel instead of electricity.
August 5th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Two new inventions are using the power of materials to help prevent spread of germs across some of the most frequently touched surfaces we encounter every day—door handles.
July 21st, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
Commercially viable graphene may be out of the lab and into our electronics sooner than we think. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, present a graphene-based wideband microphone and a related ultrasonic radio that can be used for wireless communication with easy-to-scale-up technology.
July 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Korea Institute of Science and Technology have developed a non-smokers dream—a nanocatalyst that alleviates air of carcinogens and particulates from cigarette smoke.
July 14th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Researchers at Technische Universität Wien have developed a simple nanostructuring technique that can precisely control the electromagnetic behavior of glass–ceramic circuit boards.
July 1st, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
You can't beat the summer sun. Or can you? With new advanced sunscreen molecules, you might be able to enjoy the rays and protect your skin at the same time.
June 23rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at ETH Zurich have found that doping is not the only way to influence ion conductivity in ceramic membranes.