Water that never freezes

Swiss researchers have now identified an unusual way to prevent water from forming ice crystals, so even at extreme sub-zero temperatures it retains the amorphous characteristics of a liquid.

Team discovers double helix structure in synthetic macromolecule

U.S. researchers have discovered that a high-strength polymer called "PBDT" has a rare double helix structure, opening possibilities for use in a variety of applications, for instance lightweight aerospace materials.

Shape-shifting material can morph, reverse itself

A new material can transform into complex, pre-programmed shapes via light and temperature stimuli.

Organic crystals twist, bend, and heal

Scientists have engineered a molecular soft cocrystalline structure that bends and twists reversibly and without disintegration. Such crystal it a robust candidate for advanced molecular electronics and other new materials.

A new "super wood" nanofiber biomaterial is stronger than spider silk

Researchers found a new technique to "densify" wood where fibers assemble to make the cell walls stiff and strong, a process called cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs).

Now you see it: Invisibility material

Researchers have achieved a breakthrough, inventing a stretchy new material modeled after both squid skin and Hollywood dinosaurs with a property to disappear.

researchers turn unwanted clothing into 'supermaterial'

A team from Singapore has devised a "fast, cheap and green method" to convert cotton-based fabric waste such as unwanted clothing into a type of aerogel.

Scientists have created a new material called diamene

This is the thinnest film with the stiffness and hardness of diamond ever created.

Running chemical reactions in liquid metal makes atomically thin materials

An Australian-US team has devised a way to make a broad class of atomically thin metal oxides, including 2D versions of materials already in use by the electronics industry. Their secret is a room temperature liquid metal.

How String Theory Could Lead to New Thermal-Energy Harvesting Tech

A new class of exotic materials could find its way into next-generation technologies that efficiently convert waste heat into electrical current according to new research.

Revolutionary new materials for troubled carbon times

Researchers develop a material that will potentially revolutionize carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology.

Nano-Hologram Technology Will Bring 3D Images to Phones, Tablets, and TVs

A newly-developed ultra-thin material tricks the human eye into perceiving highly detailed 3D images without the need for special glasses.

New Materials Could Lay Groundwork for Future Quantum Supercomputers

A team of Stanford University engineers are exploring specialized materials to bring concept of quantum computing closer to reality.