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Predicting the limits of friction

Materials scientists have developed a model to predict the limits of friction behavior of metals based on materials properties - how hard you can push on materials or how much current you can put through them before they stop working properly.

Posted: Apr 5th, 2017

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Materials may lead to self-healing smartphones

Taking a cue from the Marvel Universe, researchers report that they have developed a self-healing polymeric material with an eye toward electronics and soft robotics that can repair themselves. The material is stretchable and transparent, conducts ions to generate current and could one day help your broken smartphone go back together again.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2017

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Controlled catalysis for ultra-clean fuels

Catalysts are being made more precise and effective with potentially significant benefits for industry and the environment, not least through the development of ultra-clean fuels.

Posted: Apr 4th, 2017

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