The Whitest Paint Ever Created Is the Opposite of Vantablack, Basically
The ultra-white paint reflects 98.1 percent of sunlight, cooling building surfaces 'like refrigeration' to fight climate change.
Scientists Created the Brightest Fluorescent Material Ever Known
SMILES crystals, made from star-shaped lattices, are a solution to a 150-year old problem in materials science.
Silk Gets Even Stronger in Freezing Outer Space Temperatures, Scientists Discover
Robot spiders catching space junk with silk webs? Ultra-luxury textiles on the space station? The future is comfy, and strong.
AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed
Scientists used machine learning to reveal new scientific knowledge hidden in old research papers.
This Graphene Researcher Is Making Computers You Can Wear
Felice Torrisi’s circuits printed on cloth are the future of fashion.
Carbon-Nanotube Yarn Twists and Stretches To Produce High Yields of Electricity
The new material, called ‘twistron,’ is already under patent.
Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures
A new front opens in materials science.
Scientists Debut Low-Cost System for Splitting Carbon Dioxide Into Usable Fuel
Something like this could solve a lot of problems.
Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality
Good old silicon saves the day.
New Nanofibers Detect Motion of Individual Bacteria, Muscle cells
Engineers have built a nanoscale stethoscope, basically.
Scientists Find a Quasicrystal from Outer Space in a Russian Meteorite
How does an impossible material with forbidden symmetries form in the scattered grains of a meteorite? There’s no simple answer.
Future Robotic Muscles Could Be Made of Nylon
MIT researchers have figured out that by selectively heating parts of nylon fibers, they make fine-tuned movements.