'Power Felt' uses body heat to generate electricity
Superhard carbon material could crack diamond
Stretchable graphene transistors overcome limitations of other materials
Researchers analyze performance of first updatable holographic 3D display
Nanocomposite material provides photonic switching
Paint-on plastic electronics: Aligning polymers for high performance
Semiconducting polymers are an unruly bunch, but University of Michigan engineers have developed a new method for getting them in line that could pave the way for cheaper, greener, "paint-on" plastic electronics.
Fujifilm shows off bendable 'Beat' diaphragm speaker
Polymer film that gradually releases DNA coding for viral proteins could offer better alternative to vaccines
Vaccines usually consist of inactivated viruses that prompt the immune system to remember the invader and launch a strong defense if it later encounters the real thing. However, this approach can be too risky ...
A new world record for solar cell efficiency
In a remarkable feat, scientists at Empa, the Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science and Technology, have developed thin film solar cells on flexible polymer foils with a new record efficiency of ...
Flexible, light solar cells: Researchers develop a new approach using graphene sheets coated with nanowires
MIT researchers have produced a new kind of photovoltaic cell based on sheets of flexible graphene coated with a layer of nanowires. The approach could lead to low-cost, transparent and flexible solar cells ...
Research team discovers new way to make near perfect light absorber
Touch-sensitive plastic skin heals itself
(Phys.org)—A team of Stanford chemists and engineers has created the first synthetic material that is both sensitive to touch and capable of healing itself quickly and repeatedly at room temperature. The ...
A step toward stronger polymers: Counting loops that weaken materials could help researchers eliminate structural flaws
Many of the objects we encounter are made of polymers—long chains of repeating molecules. Networks of polymers form manmade materials such as plastics, as well as natural products such as rubber and cellulose.
Photonic gels are colorful sensors
(Phys.org)—Materials scientists at Rice University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have created very thin color-changing films that may serve as part of inexpensive sensors for food ...