One day you could buy a flat-packed piece of furniture from Ikea, take it home, wet it down with a garden hose and watch self-assemble.
The material made from a single layer of atoms could power wearable device by converting energy from your body movement to electricity. Continue reading →
Researchers have figured out how to use artificial photonic materials to mimic the butterfly's attractive light show.
Cephlapods are dexterous underwater, have the ability to camouflage, have well-developed vision, muscular arms, sensory suction cups and a soft body.
Shape-memory materials that produce active compression could provide astronauts with a lightweight and flexible space suit. Continue reading →
Scientists have created digital pixels that change color to match the pattern of light striking them.
This week's selections will have you wishing you could go there, drive that, do that, wear that and own that. Feast your eyeballs.
Mood fabric shifts color in reaction to seven stimuli. Continue reading →
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