• Scientists make strong, super-tough carbon sheets at low temperature

    Scientists make strong, super-tough carbon sheets at low temperature

    An international research team led by scientists at Beihang University in China and The University of Texas at Dallas has developed high-strength, super-tough sheets of carbon that can be inexpensively fabricated at low temperatures. Read more

  • Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

    Butterfly wings inspire light-manipulating surface for medical implants

    Inspired by tiny nanostructures on transparent butterfly wings, engineers at Caltech have developed a synthetic analogue for eye implants that makes them more effective and longer-lasting. Read more

  • Our phones could soon be sending data by light

    Our phones could soon be sending data by light

    Researchers have developed a method to fabricate silicon chips that can communicate with light and are no more expensive than current chip technology. Read more

  • Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes

    Scalable manufacturing process spools out strips of graphene for use in ultrathin membranes

    MIT engineers have developed a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. Read more

  • Nanosilicates grow bone and cartilage tissue from stem cells in the absence of growth factors

    Nanosilicates grow bone and cartilage tissue from stem cells in the absence of growth factors

    Human stem cells have shown potential in medicine as they can transform to various specialized cell types such as bone and cartilage cells. Read more

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