Materials

The new technology may one day be able to grasp microscopic objects such as human eggs.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor
Researchers compare tree rings from an instrument's body to other wood to estimate the instrument's age.
Will Sullivan, Staff Writer
You may not know a snap fit by its name, but they're all around us from pen caps to some water bottle caps.
Inside Science Contributor
The material, which mimics the structure of an araucaria leaf, might one day be used to help clean oil spills.
Benjamin Plackett, Contributor
Researchers discover a simpler (and greener) tempering method to give chocolate its texture, gloss and snap.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Researchers design and synthesize a material with very low thermal conductivity, which could be used to convert waste heat to electricity.
Meeri Kim, Contributor
Scientists plan to announce the successful creation of the material in an upcoming paper.
Karen Kwon, Contributor
These fine filaments can funnel light from fluorescent nanoparticles, acting just like a teeny optical fiber.
Shi En Kim, Contributor
Scientists have crushed the quest for room temperature superconductors, but only at ridiculously high pressures.
Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer
Researchers make tiny disks that can propel themselves without external power.
Tom Metcalfe, Contributor
The new approach can separate different metals in electronic waste using only air and high temperatures.
Meredith Fore, Contributor
Electronic display fabrics are now larger and more durable, opening the door to clothing that acts like a computer screen.
Charles Q. Choi, Contributor