Animals that spend a lot of time in the water have various mechanisms to keep themselves warm and dry, and researchers at MIT are looking at the way furry semiaquatic mammals do it […]
Imagine you just tore your favorite pair of pants. You’d have to spend some time with a needle and thread to have any hope of salvaging them, and you need to actually be […]
Most 3D printers use plastic, which usually isn’t the most environmentally friendly material available. Most forms of plastic are made from hydrocarbons like oil, and they don’t break down when you’re done with […]
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If you have a smartphone, odds are good that you’re touching Corning Gorilla Glass every day. This chemically strengthened glass has become a staple of the mobile industry. The last big update to […]
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Humans can’t see into the infrared like some animals, but we may soon be able to easily convert infrared into light we can see. Researchers from Germany have succeeded in creating a new […]
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The mantis shrimp is a flashy little multicolored crustacean, but it’s more than just a pretty carapace — it possesses one of the most devastating weapons of a creature its size. The rounded claws of […]
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Silkworms are, of course, used for producing silk fabric, but their cocoons could also prove important in improving disease testing. Scientists from Tufts University have developed a technique using silkworm cocoons that can […]
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You don’t need to call in a contractor to hang a poster on the wall, and soon the same might be true of hanging solar panels. A Los Angeles-based startup called Sunflare says […]
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Of all the tech companies out there it’s Apple that seems to be setting the standard for recycling. The company’s latest Environmental Responsibility Report not only shows how much effort Apple is putting […]
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When is black not really black? When you compare it to Vantablack, a material developed by UK-based Surrey Nanosystems. We got our first glimpse of Vantablack in 2014 — although you can’t actually […]
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We’ve been waiting patiently for a breakthrough in battery technology, but thus far what we’ve gotten is a series of incremental improvements to existing lithium-based cells. We’re packing more power than ever into […]
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Carbon’s unique physical properties have made it the very basis for life on Earth, but that’s just for starters. Carbon has various phases (or allotropes) that have distinct properties and uses. You’ve probably […]
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