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Ceramic and glass materials prove Einstein was right, help detect gravitational waves in breakthrough discovery

By April Gocha / February 12, 2016

It seems rather fitting that 100 years after Albert Einstein published the general theory of relativity, we now have proof of what we knew all along: Al was right—spacetime is officially rippling.

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Multilayered oxide mirror heats up space to help cool buildings

By April Gocha / January 9, 2015

Stanford researchers have developed a multilayered material that reflects visible and infrared light away from buildings, a finding that they hope will someday heat up deep space and cool down rooftops.

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Other materials stories that may be of interest

By April Gocha / October 29, 2014

NASA seeks new materials, fiber optics for new uses, sea otters have tough teeth, graphene aerogels for energy storage, and other materials stories that may be of interest for October 29, 2014.

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