Engineers develop 'blackest black' material to date

Engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported.

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.