Scientists have found naturally occurring superconducting materials in extraterrestrial objects for the first time, discovering superconductive grains embedded inside two distinct meteorites that crash-landed on Earth.
A team of U.S. scientists has observed a new state of matter at the interface between two oxide materials. The discovery shows electrons can bind together in ways similar to how quarks combine to form neutrons and protons.
Cement production is one of the world’s leading contributors of CO2 emissions. Now, US researchers have combined sand, a hydrogel, and bacteria into a living material that has similar strength to cement-based mortar.
Engineers have cooked up a material made of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times blacker than anything that has previously been reported.
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.
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.
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).
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.