materials science

Artificial Intelligence

AI Trained on Old Scientific Papers Makes Discoveries Humans Missed

Scientists used machine learning to reveal new scientific knowledge hidden in old research papers.
Madeleine Gregory
7.9.19
HOTY2017

This Graphene Researcher Is Making Computers You Can Wear

Felice Torrisi’s circuits printed on cloth are the future of fashion.
Daniel Oberhaus
11.29.17
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
materials science

Surprise Discovery Shows 'Artificial Atoms' Rapidly Self-Assembling Into Complex Structures

A new front opens in materials science.
Michael Byrne
8.1.17
energy

Scientists Debut Low-Cost System for Splitting Carbon Dioxide Into Usable Fuel

Something like this could solve a lot of problems.
Michael Byrne
6.5.17
particles

Doped Diamonds Push Practical Quantum Computing Closer to Reality

Good old silicon saves the day.
Michael Byrne
5.27.17
nanotechnology

New Nanofibers Detect Motion of Individual Bacteria, Muscle cells

Engineers have built a nanoscale stethoscope, basically.
Michael Byrne
5.15.17
Motherboard

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.
Becky Ferreira
12.8.16
videos

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.
Madison Margolin
11.28.16
Fashion

Get Ready for Biofabricate, the Summit Dedicated to Our Squishy, Living Future

A gathering of people making the future out of living materials.
Carl Franzen
11.2.16
materials

Feeding Graphene to Silkworms Yields Supersilk

Nature delivers on the materials science.
Michael Byrne
10.10.16
studies

New Knitting Technique Produces Electronic Smart Fabrics at Industrial Scales

Meet the bike shorts of the future.
Michael Byrne
9.24.16
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