May 11th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Rice University scientists—and collaborators from the University of Tennessee, Texas A&M Engineering, and Second Baptist School—have discovered that they can use Tesla coils to direct long-range self-assembly of carbon nanotubes.
March 15th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
The world’s blackest material, Vantablack, just got blacker. U.K. company Surrey NanoSystems developed the carbon nanotube material a few years ago, but the company now says it has recently improved the material to absorb so much light that it cannot be measured with a spectrometer.
March 9th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
Making larger sheets of 2-D materials, secret to 3-D graphene revealed, and other materials stories that may be of interest for March 9, 2016.
February 24th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
More efficient solar cell materials, 2-D tin monoxide magic, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 24, 2016.
February 10th, 2016 | by April Gocha, PhD
ICG to hold glass workshop this summer, how-to for high-precision glass nanoengraving, and other materials stories that may be of interest for February 10, 2016.
February 5th, 2016 | by Stephanie Liverani
Researchers at Michigan Technological University (Houghton, Mich.) are “revamping the fundamental base of transistors and creating a series of stepping-stones that use an electron movement called quantum tunneling” to change the wearable tech game, according to a university news release
December 4th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
In the latest development of surprising muses for materials science innovation, scientists are developing a new stretchable, wearable sensor made from something you find stuck to the bottom of your shoe on an unlucky day: chewing gum.
June 15th, 2015 | by Stephanie Liverani
After five years of diligent-but-quiet research, Bolt Threads has made “meaningful progress” on developing synthetic spider silk for commercial use.
June 3rd, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scaling up graphene manufacturing, 3-D microbatteries from 2-D methods, and other materials stories that may be of interest for June 3, 2015.
December 10th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Solar reaches 40% efficiency, X-ray diffraction on Mars, carbon nanotubule de-icing systems, and other materials stories that may be of interest for December 10, 2014.