News tagged with smart materials

Programming materials for better designs

We often think of the everyday materials we use to build our human world as static, but we should think again: MIT's Self-Assembly Lab programs such materials to transform themselves to handle tasks more simply and efficiently, ...

dateAug 12, 2015 in Engineering
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'Pick and mix' smart materials for robotics

Researchers from the University of Cambridge have developed a simple 'recipe' for combining multiple materials with single functions into a single material with multiple functions: movement, recall of movement and sensing—similar ...

dateJun 23, 2015 in Materials Science
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Researchers develop cheaper 'smart windows'

Researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) have developed a novel technique that reduces the costs of the 'smart windows', with which the amount of light passing through glass can be controlled. This technology ...

dateFeb 03, 2015 in Energy & Green Tech
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