materials

materials science

Carbon-Nanotube Yarn Twists and Stretches To Produce High Yields of Electricity

The new material, called ‘twistron,’ is already under patent.
Michael Byrne
8.24.17
cardboard

Cardboard Artist Crafts Sci-Fi Sculptures Out of Packing Material

Monami Ohno makes insanely intricate sculptures using only scissors, razor blades, pencils, and adhesive.
Dyllan Furness
7.23.17
taking out the trash

Hong Kong Has Nearly Run Out of Space for Its Garbage

What happens then?
Justin Heifetz​​
7.18.17
materials

This Curved Glass Touchscreen Is a Plasma Globe for the Digital Age

Lucy Hardcastle reawakens "material consciousness" with an all-in-one multi-sensory experience, technological breakthrough, and artwork.
Azura Wannmann
7.15.17
environmental art

Garbage Sculptured in the Shape of Endangered Species

Quasi-robot animals meet found art in these realistic polymer sculptures.
Diana Shi
2.18.17
Art

This Felt Artist Turns Fabric into Organic, Alien Creations

Marjolein Dallinga's curious creatures aren't coral or caterpillars, they're felt sculptures.
Anna Marks
1.11.17
Science

One of the World’s Strongest Materials Looks Like a Chunk of Coral

It's made of 3D printed graphene, the ultra-strong and lightweight carbon nanomaterial. And it could be great for building stuff in space.
Samantha Cole
1.8.17
News

The Science Behind Not Wiping Out on Ice This Winter

A team of researchers is finding out how to make a better boot.
Jordan Pearson
12.14.16
materials

Nanogenerator Harvests Swipes To Power LCD Screens

Engineers find an alternate route toward self-powered devices with foldable material.
Michael Byrne
12.10.16
Art

In This Show, the Paintings Are on the Palettes

A group show brings together the first and final stages of painting on one common surface.
Diana Shi
10.22.16
Art

A Roll of Duct Tape and Little Else Is Required for These Sticky Still Lifes

Ukrainian artist Mark Khaisman creates images of everyday life from duct tape.
Diana Shi
10.16.16
materials

Feeding Graphene to Silkworms Yields Supersilk

Nature delivers on the materials science.
Michael Byrne
10.10.16
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