December 16th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Ivy league researchers now show that mollusks called chitons have an interesting feature to adapt to their life under the sea—hundreds of tiny ceramic eyes integrated in and scattered across their strong aragonite shells.
October 28th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
Tungsten disulfide assists 2-D lasers, gallium nitride for energy-saving devices, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 28, 2015.
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.
March 10th, 2015 | by April Gocha, PhD
MIT researchers recently discovered that the shells of blue-rayed limpets—a fingernail-sized mollusk—contain unique biological photonic structures that are the first known to be made from inorganic, mineralized structures.
April 7th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
New research uses inspiration from the ocean to improve ceramics, making them stronger by controlling their microstructure and mimicking that of marine mollusks.
February 28th, 2014 | by April Gocha, PhD
Scientists at McGill University show that the introduction of microcracks can strengthen glass by mimicking the microstructure of nacre to provide durability and flexibility to an otherwise brittle material