materials discovery

Colourful cellulose: The Empa logo 3D-printed from the new HPC mixture changes color when it gets warmer. Image: Empa
An elastic material that changes color, conducts electricity, can be 3D printed and is also biodegradable?
Colourful cellulose: The Empa logo 3D-printed from the new HPC mixture changes color when it
Alon Gorodetsky shows off the adaptive heat-managing composite material his lab developed that is nicknamed after its inspiration: squid skin. Steve Zylius / UCI
A truly amazing adaptive heat-managing composite material
Alon Gorodetsky shows off the adaptive heat-managing composite material his lab developed that is nicknamed
A new laminate is translucent, break-resistant, very lightweight and able to diagnose itself before it fails
A crack that is not visible from the outside forms and propagates inside the material.
A new class of materials that are both sensing mediums and nanogenerators are poised to revolutionize multifunctional material technology
An illustration of the novel self-aware metamaterial system as used in a coronary artery stent.
A new artificial intelligence agent gets turned loose to conduct research experiments at superhuman levels
NSLS-II scientists, Daniel Olds (left) and Phillip Maffettone (right), are ready to let their AI
Could machine learning speed up the technology design cycle by 40,000 times?
Sandia National Laboratories has developed a machine learning algorithm capable of performing simulations for materials
A first-of-its-kind life-like material powered by light and rotating magnetic fields acts as a soft robot
Aquatic robot inspired by sea creatures walks, rolls, transports cargo A first-of-its-kind life-like material powered
Revolutionizing materials research: Discovering exotic material properties and new laws of physics ten times faster
via Tokyo Institute of Technology Revolutionizing materials research: Discovering exotic material properties and new laws
The first manufactured non-cuttable material
via Eurekalert The first manufactured non-cuttable material Durham University engineers have been inspired by nature
The Artificial Chemist: Combining AI and robotics to conduct autonomous research and development
via North Carolina State University The Artificial Chemist: Combining AI and robotics to conduct autonomous
How about a metal that won’t sink in water no matter what? Could this lead to an unsinkable ship?

University of Rochester researchers, inspired by diving bell spiders and rafts of fire ants, have created

New materials building blocks called bundlemers could usher in a new era of materials discovery

New polymer units created by UD, Penn researchers could enable materials breakthroughs From tires to

New polymer films may replace many metals as lightweight, flexible heat dissipators in cars, refrigerators, and electronics

New polymer films conduct heat instead of trapping it Polymers are usually the go-to material

Revolutionary insulator-like material also conducts electricity

University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers have made a material that can transition from an electricity-transmitting metal

Using artificial intelligence to design billions of possible new materials

A team of MU researchers are applying one of the first uses of artificial intelligence