material science

  • As soft as jelly, as hard as glass

    Researchers create a hydrogel as strong as shatterproof glass

    Researchers from the University of Cambridge have invented a ‘super jelly’ so strong it can hold its shape even with ...

    Materials November 26, 2021
  • Sandy-dandy invention shows its strength

    Superstrong sand structure could be used in aeronautics

    Building sandcastles just got a whole new meaning, thanks to a manufacturing invention that has a sand-based polymer ...

    Materials November 16, 2021
  • 3D-printed houses in Australia: a viable option?

    The technology to construct lower-cost, more sustainable, more efficient housing is here, now. So...

    As state and federal governments scramble to find solutions for how to best manage the next few years of the pandemic...

    Australia August 27, 2021
  • 3D-printed cancer fighter

    High-tech, drug-delivering stent offers hope for oesophageal cancer patients.

    The world’s first 3D-printed, drug-delivering oesophageal stent has been developed by Australian researchers at the U...

    Health February 4, 2021
  • To create a sponge, just add acetic acid

    Scientists find a strange kind of calcium carbonate.

    Canadian scientists have chanced upon a soft and spongy type of calcium carbonate, a material that is usually found i...

    Materials November 6, 2020
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