Penn researchers grow liquid crystal 'flowers' that can be used as lenses

A team of material scientists, chemical engineers and physicists from the University of Pennsylvania has made another advance in their effort to use liquid crystals as a medium for assembling structures.

Ionic liquid breakthrough in thermal electrical energy

Harvesting waste heat from power stations and even vehicle exhaust pipes could soon provide a valuable supply of electricity.

Black holes resemble both liquids and solids

In a new twist to string theory, scientists are suggesting that black holes have properties that resemble the dynamics of both solids and liquids.

Liquid solar cells can be painted onto windows

Scientists at the University of Southern California have taken a big step towards the creation of solar cells in the form of a liquid ink that can be painted or printed onto clear surfaces.

MIT grows LED array in a beaker

MIT's developed a way to grow an entire electronic device in a flask of liquid. The team demonstrated the technique, called hydrothermal synthesis, by producing a working LED array made of zinc oxide nanowires in a microfluidic channel.

Is water damage a death sentence for smartphones?

Cell phones damaged by liquid are becoming more and more common these days since we bring such devices pretty much everywhere with us. The beach, pool, and even the bar can wreak havoc on an unsuspecting iPhone, Droid, or iPad when exposed to liquid.

Universe started off as a liquid, LHC experiments show

The ALICE detector team at CERN has discovered that the very early universe consisted of a hot, dense liquid, rather than a gas.

BAE develops liquid body armor for frontline troops

BAE Systems has developed advanced liquid body armor for frontline troops that offers improved ballistics protection and ease of movement during combat.

Never give a chimp a short pint

Chimps can tell the difference between different volumes of liquid, even when the bartender hides his actions.