Article - 11 Feb 2019
In this article the topic of Nanoceramics is discussed, what they are and the different applications that they can be used for
News - 12 Jan 2017
What can a beetle tell us about good design principles? Quite a lot, actually.
Many insects and crustaceans possess hard, armor-like exoskeletons that, in theory, should weigh the creatures...
News - 26 Apr 2013
University of Nebraska-Lincoln materials engineers have developed a structural nanofiber that is both strong and tough, a discovery that could transform everything from airplanes and bridges to body...
Article - 8 Dec 2014
Researchers from Rice University have used microbullets to analyze graphene strength and feasibility in these applications.
Article - 26 Oct 2009
Plasma is like a gas, but many of its atoms have been stripped of an electron or two. These positively charged atoms swim about in a crackling-hot sea of negatively charged loose electrons, making...
News - 29 Jan 2019
One of the coolest scenes in the movie Avengers: Infinity War takes place when Iron Man switches on his nanotech armor and manipulates nanoparticles to generate the armor upon his skin. In fact,...
News - 14 Nov 2012
It could be the tiniest armor-piercing weapon in the biological universe: EPFL scientists have measured a one-nanometer needle-like tip that viruses use to attack bacteria.
News - 4 Feb 2011
Nacre, commonly known as mother-of-pearl, is the iridescent material lining many mollusk shells.
It is part of a two-layer armor system that protects the animal from predators. The brittle outer...
News - 2 Dec 2009
Researchers have used lasers to create the first practical macroscopic yarns from boron nitride fibers, opening the door for an array of applications, from radiation-shielded spacecraft to stronger...
News - 14 Jul 2009
In its effort to meet the ever-increasing demands of consumer technology, the semiconductor industry has long been preoccupied with smaller transistors and larger silicon wafers. While these are...