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highly porous polymer foam that mimic bone marrow drives the differentiation of blood-forming stem cells

CNTs produced from CO2 using low-energy chemical processes drastically reduce emissions associated with construction materials

Scientists have found that multilayer graphene is stiff when bent a little, but becomes much softer when bent a lot, as the layers slide past each other.

A lightweight polymer material full of holes, inspired by theoretical nanotube structures called tubulanes, is nearly as hard as diamond.

Stable materials can be created from disordered proteins by altering the environmental triggers that cause them to undergo phase transitions.

coating silk sutures with antimicrobial spider silk proteins could alleviate the problem of post-surgical infection

Applying kirigami, the Japanese art of cutting and folding, to graphene can make it more strain tolerant and adaptable to movement.

Using an electron microscope, scientists have uncovered the mechanisms that make nacre, also known as mother-of-pearl, so hard and resilient.

kirigami-inspired design allows graphene-based sensor devices to withstand large strains

A combination of steel composite metal foam and epoxy resin is a better leading-edge material for aircraft wings than the aluminum currently used.

new type of membrane can filter micropollutants like pharmaceuticals, pesticides, and plasticizers from drinking or wastewater

An alloy-based nanoparticle catalyst offers a greener route to producing a more robust version of a polymer used in bulletproof vests.

Researchers have gained new insights into high-entropy alloys by using X-ray spectroscopy to create atomic-resolution chemical maps of them.

Engineers have identified two aspects of the interaction between a metal and its alloying material that can predict how a particular alloy will behave.

Complex shape-shifting lattices composed of multiple elastomeric materials can grow or shrink in response to changes in temperature.

By simply adding a trace amount of copper, scientists have created the strongest ever silver without reducing its electrical conductivity.

Researchers have found that graphene has many of the same mechanical properties as 3D graphite and is significantly thicker than widely believed.

A new process termed ‘flash sintering’ can help overcome the brittle nature of ceramics and make them more ductile and durable.

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