Super-powered bacteria can harness light for fuels and plastics
Researchers gave the bacteria a more efficient method of photosynthesis.
Plastics breakthrough could improve your car's mileage
A new chemical process could give plastics wider manufacturing applications.
Light-powered 'robot' cleans while it crawls
Clever use of shadow and light makes it walk like a caterpillar.
MIT wants you to change 3D-printed objects after you make them
You wouldn't be stuck with the same design forever.
Artificial molecules fight drug-resistant 'superbugs'
Two discoveries suggest that you can kill stubborn bacteria with synthetic composites.
Google tests a cleaner look for Search
Material Design is coming. Probably.
Researchers develop a polymer sponge to repair broken backs
It automatically grows into the correct size and shape once implanted.
Shape-shifting polymer straightens out from body heat
The material could lead to clothes that fit themselves.
Scientists figure out how to create affordable smart windows
They believe a rubbery polymer can lower people's energy and heating bills.