Low-cost sensors could one day enable patients to log exercise and track progress in a smartphone app
Kirigami sensor patch for shoulders could improve injury recovery, athletic training
Hard as ceramic, tough as steel
Newly discovered connection could help with designing nextgen alloys.
Immortal switches, quantum computers could stem from new semiconductor
Material’s polarity, conductivity change with temperature.
‘Digital alchemy’ to reverse-engineer new materials
If you tell this computer program what crystal you need to build, it will design a particle that self-assembles into that crystal.
Ice-proofing big structures with a “beautiful demonstration of mechanics”
‘You’re missing a trick,’ mechanical engineer tells materials scientist.
The material that could power tomorrow’s solar cells
‘We estimate that a finished solar cell could be about ten times cheaper than an equivalent gallium arsenide cell.’