Advanced Materials

Actuators that mimic ice plants

Engineers developing moveable robot components may soon take advantage of a trick plants use. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam and Harvard University in Cambridge ...

dateJun 30, 2015 in Materials Science
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How to make a "perfect" solar absorber

The key to creating a material that would be ideal for converting solar energy to heat is tuning the material's spectrum of absorption just right: It should absorb virtually all wavelengths of light that ...

dateSep 29, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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3-D printing with metals achieved

A team of researchers from the University of Twente has found a way to 3D print structures of copper and gold, by stacking microscopically small metal droplets. These droplets are made by melting a thin ...

dateJun 10, 2015 in Engineering
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