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Çurface

Mar 03, 2019No Comments

Recycled coffee-based polymer composite Nearly half the biomass of coffee cherries, which are processed to make coffee beans, is discarded as waste. Although various methods

Foamglas

Feb 24, 2019No Comments

Cellular glass thermal insulation Thermal weak spots in building facades, known as thermal bridges, often thwart the goal of more energy-efficient architecture. Buildings commonly exhibit

Printable Nanosensors

Feb 20, 2019No Comments

Printable sensors that indicate material deformation Yeadon Space Agency creates electrically conductive composite materials using carbon nanotube–based inks. The nanotube coatings are durable and moisture

Transparent Armor

Dec 23, 2018No Comments

Ultrahard spinel glazing material Spinel, or magnesium aluminate, is a durable ceramic material found in some of the world’s most renowned gemstones—such as rubies in

Liquid Crystal Elastomer

Dec 09, 2018No Comments

Flexible polymer network with liquid crystal ordering Liquid crystal elastomers (LCEs) are shape-responsive materials that can react to stimuli in the environment. These materials are

Porous Glass

Nov 25, 2018No Comments

Moisture-absorbing plaster inclusion Porous Glass is a flake-based glass material for incorporation in plaster. Made of Vycor glass, which is 95 percent silica, porous glass

DysCrete

Nov 18, 2018No Comments

Energy-generating concrete DysCrete is a dye-sensitized energy-generating concrete made by coating prefabricated concrete components with layers of organic dyes held in suspension. Dye-sensitized solar cells

Nanocellulose Solar Cell

Nov 11, 2018No Comments

Solar cell made from trees Although artificial solar cells are designed to emulate the natural process of photosynthesis, they could not be more materially different

Algaemy

Sep 23, 2018No Comments

Color-changing microalgae dye Algaemy is a project that investigates the potential of microalgae as a pigment in textile printing. All patterns consist of living, self-harvested

Ceramic Paper

Aug 12, 2018No Comments

Elastic vanadium pentoxide paper Ceramics are among the oldest materials manipulated by humans, and their properties of rigidity and brittleness are quite familiar. Scientists at