Researchers have made the first battery electrode that heals itself, opening a new and potentially commercially viable path for making the next generation of lithium ion batteries for electric cars, cell phones and other devices.
You’ve probably heard about the ever-increasing backlog of US bridges needing repair or replacement.
Researchers at North Carolina State University have managed to develop elastic, self-healing wires in which both the liquid-metal core and the polymer sheath reconnect at the molecular level after being severed.
A team of Harvard scientists has managed to create an extremely stretchy and water-based tough gel that may one day be capable of replacing damaged cartilage in human joints.
Researchers have calculated that it should be perfectly possible to grow a perfect, meter-long single-walled carbon nanotube 50,000 times thinner than a human hair.
A new type of plastic 'bleeds' when damaged and then heals like human skin, offering hope for those of us who can't own a gadget for five minutes without scratching it.
University of Illinois engineers have developed a way of automatically restoring electrical conductivity to a cracked circuit in less time than it takes to blink.
A team of researchers from Japan and Michigan Technological University has built a massively parallel molecular computer.