Soft and stretchable: it can conduct heat and electricity, actively change its shape, the shape-morphing can be activated electrically, it is also resilient to significant damage and is s...
Consumers want action on plastic waste. Here’s how some designers and manufacturers are answering the call.
3D printing may have serious medical uses if this heart, as claimed, is fully functional - scientists have said the aim is to make it compatible with humans. It could also have cardio-tox...
Guided by artificial intelligence and powered by a robotic platform, a system developed by MIT researchers moves a step closer to automating the production of small molecules.
Silicon-based solar cells have made great strides in terms of its cost and availability, but their manufacture remains energy-intensive and ill-equipped to meet future demand for renewabl...
World Economic Forum Young Scientist Pierre Karam is integrating biosensors into smartphones in order to monitor and control waterborne and infectious diseases in resource-limited settings.
Recycled in greater quantity and better, plastic still has a place in a circular economy.
For the first time, scientists have created life with genetic code that was developed from scratch.
Researchers say that these Crumpled carbon nanotube forests, or CNT forests, are a potential solution to the power needs of future wearable technology.
The material, that was created by accident, could be revolutionary in its use in batteries and electronics.
NASA has chosen the winner in its contest to design habitation for humans on Mars. It will be built on the red planet using a 3D printer and concrete made from pulverised Martian rocks.
Modern technology allows us to visualize data in ways which were unimaginable 100 years ago.
This growing acidification of the oceans, caused by changes in the climate, is becoming a serious problem for the production of shellfish around the world.
The future of farming is set to look very different - including even a potentially where we grow our crops without the need for soil.
The periodic table as we know it has not always been so straight forward. Over the years it has seen some creative (and confusing) adaptations.