Carbon Nanostructure That's Stronger Than Diamond

Scientists have found a new way to structure carbon at the nanoscale, making a super-light material that's superior to diamond on the strength-to-density ratio.

Superconductivity Has Been Discovered in Meteorites

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.

Scientists Discover New Electronic State of Matter

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.

Researchers find evidence for metallic hydrogen

Researchers long ago theorized that if hydrogen gas were exposed to enough pressure, it would transition into a metal. Recent results indicate that hydrogen does become a solid at 425 gigapascals.

Scientists create living concrete from bacteria and sand

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.

'Invisibility cloak' that looks closer to reality

Harry Potter’s ‘invisibility cloak’ appears closer to reality as Canadian camouflage manufacturer Hyperstealth Biotechnology has applied for patents on its ‘Quantum Stealth’ material.

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.

"White Graphene" And Futuristic Devices

Hexagonal Boron Nitride ( hBN ) which is sometimes referred to as ‘white graphene’ and graphene itself are very compatible when layered together, providing advantages in bonding strength.

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.