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Naturally occurring fatty acids that cover insect wings can be used to form ‘mechanobactericidal’ coating.

A new super-strong ‘tough adhesive’ is biocompatible and binds firmly to biological tissues even when they're wet.

Under certain conditions, the magnetic properties of a material can predict the relationship between its elasticity and temperature.

Researchers have developed supramolecular materials that spontaneously assemble themselves and then disintegrate after use.

Scientists have developed a way to coat a hydrogel onto elastomer-based medical devices to provide a softer, more slippery exterior.

Nanofibrous, conductive polymer structure mimics the properties of natural extracellular matrix to support regeneration of heart tissue.

Reducing oxygen in some nanocrystalline alloys may improve their strength and durability at elevated temperatures.

Spider silk shown to resist twisting forces by yielding when twisted, helping to dissipate energy.

Submissions are being accepted for the 2018 OWSD-Elsevier Foundation Awards for Early-Career Researchers in Developing Countries.

Find out who will receive one of the 2016 Acta student awards.

A new ‘controlled spalling’ layer transfer technique can derive thin films from superconducting gallium nitride crystals.

Scientists have increased the stiffness, or ‘elastic modulus’, of a soft silicon-based polymer by infusing it with tiny pockets of liquid gallium.

Scientists have developed a method for pulling super-stretchy and strong fibers with properties similar to spider silk out of a hydrogel.

Scientists have enhanced the strength and temperature resistance of a transition metal disilicide alloy by adding two new metals.

A new strong, thermally-stable nickel-containing alloy could prove an ideal replacement for silicon in microelectromechanical systems.

Using a new polymer material that undulates when illuminated, scientists have developed the first device for converting light directly into walking.

Scientists have found that amorphous regions of a polymer film can transport ions, while crystalline regions are better at conducting electrons.

A new way to create extremely thin electrically conducting sheets within crystals could lead to reconfigurable electronic circuits.

Biomedical engineers have created a lab-grown tissue with similar properties to natural cartilage by giving it a bit of a stretch.

Scientists have developed a novel form of glassy carbon that is a ultrastrong, lightweight, elastic and electrically conductive.

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