Advance could enable novel high-performance materials

An engineering physics professor at the University of Wisconsin–Madison has created new materials that behave in an unusual way that defies the standard theory engineers use for designing things like buildings, airplanes, ...

Biofilms as construction workers

Biofilms are generally seen as a problem to be eradicated due to the hazards they pose for humans and materials. However, these communities of algae, fungi or bacteria possess interesting properties both from a scientific ...

Going 'green' with plant-based resins

Airplanes, electronics and solar cells are all in demand, but the materials holding these items together—epoxy thermosets—are not environmentally friendly. Now, a group reports in ACS' journal Macromolecules that they ...

More than spectacle: Eclipses create science and so can you

The sun is about to spill some of its secrets, maybe even reveal a few hidden truths of the cosmos. And you can get in on the act next week if you are in the right place for the best solar eclipse in the U.S. in nearly a ...

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