material

squid

Squid Is the New Eco-Friendly Plastic, Study Says

Bacteria could be genetically engineered to produce industrial quantities of biodegradable polymers based on squid teeth.
Becky Ferreira
2.22.19
Soft Robotics

This Shape-Shifting Material Mimics Octopus Skin

I'm waiting for my octopus suit.
Jacob Dubé
10.12.17
Design

The "World’s Blackest Black" Creators Came Out with an Even Blacker Black

Watch Vantablack 2.0 completely flatten a bronze-cast sculpture in this demo video.
Nathaniel Ainley
3.30.17
News

Canada Is Finally Banning Deadly Asbestos

But will Donald Trump’s EPA follow suit?
Jordan Pearson
12.15.16
Art

MIT’s Ultra High-Def 3D Printer Creates Futuristic Death Masks

Meet the artist-scientists reincarnating masks from the past, present, and future.
Masha (Maria) Koblyakova
12.1.16
Art

13 Things to See in Mexico City During Art Fair Week

This list of Mexico City artists and happenings surrounding Zona Maco will ensure that you do the festivities right.
Marina Garcia-Vasquez
2.2.16
Art

These Bizarre 3D Renderings Are All-Too-Real

I may not know David McLeod's 'Material Objects' are, but I still want to eat them.
Nathaniel Ainley
9.14.15
Art

How Thomas Barrow's 'Millennial Notes' Predicted Material Decline

Material art becomes counterculture in 'A Rare Earth Magnet,' an ongoing exhibition at Derek Eller Gallery.
Matthew Sedacca
8.4.15
Art

What's a Colophon? Artist Recreates Vintage Computer Guides in the Most Analog Way Possible

We talked to Joshua Caleb Weibley about his new analog art for the tech community in Seattle.
Sophia Callahan
4.16.15
Motherboard Blog

How to Market a Weapon: Make a Music Video

Within the world of promotional military videos, strategies don't differ much from selling women's cosmetics. Promoting youthful fun through products that are "designed to solve disappointments":http://science.jrank.org/pages/11645/Women-Femininity-in...
Daniel Stuckey
7.16.12