Self-healing 3D-printed gel has a future in robots and medicine
The hydrogel is soft, yet strong and responsive, and it can be formed in LEGO-like blocks.
MIT can shrink 3D objects down to nanoscale versions
It could be useful for tiny parts in robotics, medicine and beyond.
Self-repairing material plucks carbon from the air
It's borrowing a cue from plants.
Researchers build a self-healing 'robot skin'
Puncture a hole, and the alloy will fill in the gap.
A new polymer could make phone screen repairs a thing of the past
Researchers in Tokyo accidentally discovered a self-healing material.
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.