Monday, July 15, 2024
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materials science

Hit takers: The cutting-edge engineering making football helmets safer than ever

Helmet technology has come a long way since the leatherhead days of football. Today, materials science is driving a revolution in head protection tech

Environmentally friendly bendable concrete doesn’t shatter under pressure

The new mix is 400 times more flexible than the old-fashioned stuff

What if your smartphone could sweat? Sounds odd, but it could be a game changer

Do we want phones that sweat like nervous teenagers? Researchers from Shanghai Jiao Tong University think so.

New UV-sensitive yarn gets much warmer when exposed to the sun’s rays

American yarn company Red Heart has come up with a yarn that's fibers get warmer when exposed to the sun's ultraviolet rays. And just in time for winter as well!

Pulse technology uses electricity to defrost frozen windows in just one second

Hate scraping your frozen car windows? A new approach promises to remove ice and frost from surfaces with less than 1% of the energy and 0.01% of the time required for other defrosting methods.

DARPA’s latest pursuit? Stealth gliders that dissolve when exposed to sunlight

What happens if spies or soldiers must travel into enemy territory without leaving behind any evidence? DARPA thinks the answer might involve a glider that self-destructs in the sunlight.

Smart clothes could let you change your temperature with the touch of a button

Researchers from the University of California, Irvine, are developing a smart material which can regulate its temperature, potentially with the tap of a smartphone app. Here's how it works.The post Smart clothes could let you change your temperature with the touch of a button appeared first on Digital Trends.

Genetically engineered bacteria could be the key to mass-produced spider silk

Spider silk could be useful for everything from bulletproof shields to ultrathin wound dressings. But how do you mass produce it? Researchers from Washington University may have an answer.The post Genetically engineered bacteria could be the key to mass-produced spider silk appeared first on Digital Trends.

Magical new nanotube-infused fabric cools you in summer, warms you in winter

Scientists at the University of Maryland have developed a next-generation textile that's able to automatically change its properties to keep us at the perfect temperature year-round.The post Magical new nanotube-infused fabric cools you in summer, warms you in winter appeared first on Digital Trends.

FDA hails ‘Tumor Monorail’ which coaxes aggressive tumors away from the brain

Researchers have developed a so-called 'Tutor Monorail' which can successfully fool aggressive brain tumors into exiting the brain and instead migrating into an external container.The post FDA hails ‘Tumor Monorail’ which coaxes aggressive tumors away from the brain appeared first on Digital Trends.

This self-healing coating erases scratches and cracks within seconds

Researchers at Northwestern University have developed a new novel coating material which can self-heal within seconds after being scratched, scraped, or cracked. Here's how it works.The post This self-healing coating erases scratches and cracks within seconds appeared first on Digital Trends.

New adhesive tech could let you remove Band-Aids with a blast of UV light

Pulling off Band-Aids sucks. But that could be about to change, thanks to a new type of adhesive that can be easily detached using a specific frequency of UV light. Here's how it works.The post New adhesive tech could let you remove Band-Aids with a blast of UV light appeared first on Digital Trends.

Warm ski beanie instantly hardens into a head-protecting helmet upon impact

Wool hats are way more comfortable than hard helmets. You know what they're not? Safer. That could soon change, thanks to an innovative new ski beanie which instantly hardens upon impact.The post Warm ski beanie instantly hardens into a head-protecting helmet upon impact appeared first on Digital Trends.

No more scraping? Anti-frosting advance could mark end of frozen windshields

Hate frozen windshields in winter? Researchers at Virginia Tech may have found a way to banish them for good, thanks to the world’s first passive anti-frosting surface. Here's how it works.The post No more scraping? Anti-frosting advance could mark end of frozen windshields appeared first on Digital Trends.

A nanofiber cloth could pull fresh drinking water straight from the air

Imagine if it was possible for people in drought-stricken parts of the world to literally pull fresh drinking water from the air. A new nanofiber cloth material can do exactly that.The post A nanofiber cloth could pull fresh drinking water straight from the air appeared first on Digital Trends.

Sorry, Spider-Man! Newly developed bio-fiber is even stronger than spider silk

Researchers from Sweden have developed a new biomaterial that's stronger than all previous bio-based materials, both fabricated and natural. That includes previous record holder, spider silk.The post Sorry, Spider-Man! Newly developed bio-fiber is even stronger than spider silk appeared first on Digital Trends.