Nature Materials

Engineering team designs 'living materials'

Inspired by natural materials such as bone—a matrix of minerals and other substances, including living cells—MIT engineers have coaxed bacterial cells to produce biofilms that can incorporate nonliving ...

Mar 23, 2014
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Magnetic switch gets closer to application

Scientists from Paris, Newcastle and Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have been able to switch on and off robust ferromagnetism close to room temperature by using low electric fields. Their results are inspiring ...

Jan 27, 2014
2 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Polymers can be semimetals

Polymers can behave like insulators, semiconductors and metals – as well as semimetals. Twenty researchers, under the leadership of Xavier Crispin, Docent in organic electronics at Linköping University, ...

Dec 09, 2013
5 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast