Materials

January 24, 2017
'Metamaterial' can switch from soft to hard - and back again
January 24, 2017

'Metamaterial' can switch from soft to hard - and back again

Why not both?

By M. Smith,   January 24, 2017
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January 7, 2017
3D-printed ceramics and metals might finally arrive this year
January 7, 2017

3D-printed ceramics and metals might finally arrive this year

That is, if Formlabs and Ability 3D get their way.

By D. Cooper,   January 7, 2017
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February 3, 2016
Carbon nanotube film is stronger and stretchier than kevlar
February 3, 2016

Carbon nanotube film is stronger and stretchier than kevlar

It's even tougher than carbon fiber.

By A. Tarantola,   February 3, 2016
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November 2, 2015
Fire ants can act as an organic super-material by playing dead
November 2, 2015

Fire ants can act as an organic super-material by playing dead

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have discovered a material so versatile that it...

By S. Buckley,   November 2, 2015
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September 21, 2015
Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'
September 21, 2015

Predator drones could soon hide under dielectric 'invisibility cloaks'

America's fleet of Predator UAVs could soon become even harder to shoot down (or even detect f...

By A. Tarantola,   September 21, 2015
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February 18, 2015
Sea snail teeth may be the key to super-light race cars
February 18, 2015

Sea snail teeth may be the key to super-light race cars

It's increasingly common to find supercars, laptops and other gadgets clad in strong-yet-light...

By J. Fingas,   February 18, 2015
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July 30, 2014
Captain's Log: Star Trek Online's eternal crafting problem
July 30, 2014

Captain's Log: Star Trek Online's eternal crafting problem

I haven't had the chance to really dive into the new crafting system in Star Trek Online just y...

By E. Lefebvre,   July 30, 2014
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July 10, 2014
Star Trek Online introduces Research & Development packs
July 10, 2014

Star Trek Online introduces Research & Development packs

The next major Star Trek Online update is all about new stuff for the crafting system. That means...

By E. Lefebvre,   July 10, 2014
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June 27, 2014
Final Fantasy XIV breaks down Desynthesis
June 27, 2014

Final Fantasy XIV breaks down Desynthesis

In most MMOs, you want your efforts with crafting to produce more items by the time you're done...

By E. Lefebvre,   June 27, 2014
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