Seeds to skyscrapers
Wood is one of the oldest building materials but its use is limited by its properties. With new funding, researchers aim to stretch these properties to an unprecedented degree, creating the means to build ...
Development of the world's strongest magnesium alloy
There is strong demand for the improvement of the mechanical properties (particularly the strength) of magnesium (Mg) alloys to meet the growing industrial applications of structural materials.
Auto industry gets serious about lighter materials
While hybrids and electrics may grab the headlines, the real frontier in fuel economy is the switch to lighter materials.
Surprisingly strong magnetic fields challenge black holes' pull
A new study of supermassive black holes at the centers of galaxies has found magnetic fields play an impressive role in the systems' dynamics. In fact, in dozens of black holes surveyed, the magnetic field ...
Invisible wireless networks brought to life as stunning 'spectres'
Invisible wireless networks are transformed into beautiful beams of colour in a series of photographs.
New class of industrial polymers discovered
(Phys.org) —Scientists from IBM Research have successfully discovered a new class of polymer materials that can potentially transform manufacturing and fabrication in the fields of transportation, aerospace, ...
Link between academic success and character strengths examined
(Phys.org) —Scientists are investigating if children with certain character strengths are more likely to succeed academically.
Spacewalking astronauts complete urgent repair job (Update)
Spacewalking astronauts easily replaced a dead computer outside the International Space Station on Wednesday and got their orbiting home back up to full strength.
With neutrons, scientists can now look for dark energy in the lab
It does not always take a huge accelerator to do particle physics: First results from a low energy, table top alterative takes validity of Newtonian gravity down by five orders of magnitude and narrows the ...
Studying the behaviour of steel tubes filled with concrete foam
UiTM researchers have found that steel tubes filled with foam concrete was inferior in strength as compared to that of normal concrete.
Researchers integrate single-crystal BFO onto a silicon chip, open door to smart devices
(Phys.org) —Researchers from North Carolina State University have for the first time integrated a material called bismuth ferrite (BFO) as a single crystal onto a silicon chip, opening the door to a new ...
New approach advances wireless power transfer for electric vehicles
Researchers from North Carolina State University have developed new technology and techniques for transmitting power wirelessly from a stationary source to a mobile receiver – moving engineers closer to ...
Astronomers establish the strength of high-inclination asteroids
A team of astronomers from the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan and the University of Hyogo used the Subaru Prime Focus Camera (Suprime-Cam) mounted on the Subaru Telescope to observe faint asteroids ...
Tracking devices explore concussions on the playing field
Kody Campbell admits to having his bell rung a few times. As a Mustangs football player for five years (2007-11), Campbell never sustained a concussion himself, but knows of many others who did. He is well ...