Do the benefits of plastics outweigh the costs?
ÄIO’s fermentation process creates healthy, sustainable oils and fats by upcycling low-value industry organics.
Chemists could replace bubbling flasks with tumbling ball mills.
A unique combination of DNA and silica is the strongest known material for its density (but you’ll need a lot of it before you can build a suit from it).
You can’t farm spiders — but putting spider genes into silkworms works even better.
McDermitt Caldera, the site of an ancient volcanic eruption, straddles the border of Oregon and Nevada.
Smarter building materials can control indoor temperatures without external power.
LK-99, almost certainly, isn't a room-temperature superconductor. The underlying physics of the phenomenon helps us understand why.
An army of replicators belonging to national laboratories, research universities, and amateur garages is rushing to replicate ambient superconductivity in LK-99.
Recent claims put LK-99 as the first room temperature, ambient pressure superconductor ever. Has the game changed, or is it merely hype?
The material is both stronger and lighter than those used to make conventional power plant turbines.
The intensely white coloration of the shrimp is a remarkable feat of bioengineering.
500 sheep were slaughtered to produce the 2,060 pages of the "Codex Amiatinus," a Latin translation of the Bible.
So far, two papers have been retracted, and a third is under investigation. Accusations of plagiarism appear convincing.
3D-printing robots are being used to build a 100-home housing development in the US state of Texas.
Using shaped ultrasound, researchers can 3D print objects in one shot.
Was it the enormous magnitude of the quake, or is the problem with the buildings?
Some solar cells are so lightweight they can sit on a soap bubble.
Lithium-ion batteries pose challenges for our transition toward renewable energy. Sodium-sulfur batteries might be a solution.
Bend it. Stretch it. Use it to conduct electricity.
Vanadium dioxide is a strange material that "remembers" information and when it was stored. This is akin to biological memory.
The future of American jobs isn't only services and tech.