The team’s lead said he expects the open-source invention to kickstart the creation of more metal printers. While he’s worried about the implications of printing metal, he believes it will do more good than harm.
New calculations document some of the one-atom-thick carbon form’s unusual properties. But while scientists have synthesized single strands of carbyne, they haven’t figured out how to make it into a sheet of material.
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory researchers combined indium tin oxide, which is commonly found on touch-sensitive screens, and a glassy substance to make the new material.
Research out of Georgia Tech demonstrates a new way to read pressure at high speed and resolution.
Harvard researchers say the system could also be used to cool solar panels, which heat up quickly when placed on a rooftop.
Researchers found that bone cells grow up to 80 percent faster on a rough surface compared to a smooth one.
OpenFab makes it simpler to create objects that range in stiffness and color. It is inspired by programs like Pixar’s RenderMan.
Researchers created a 16×16 pixel screen that responds to pressure by lighting up. It could be used to create interactive wallpaper.
Molybdenum disulfide, germanane and silicene all have properties that make them more appealing than graphene for certain applications.
Stanford researchers found gold nanoparticles 14 nanometers tall can absorb 93 percent of reddish-orange light, making them an interesting candidate for use in solar cells.