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CATEGORY : Smart Materials

11/02/2020
How smart surfaces could reduce glass  skyscraper cleaning and energy costs
AUTHOR : Sophia Laney

10/02/2020
How a nano­engineering technique could  prevent costly fouling on ships
AUTHOR : Shazeb Chishti

10/02/2020
How to reduce the risk of ultra­thin  nanomaterials damaging the environment 
AUTHOR : Seigo Masuda

10/02/2020
How nanostructured materials could drive a safer 3D-additive manufacturing route

07/02/2020
How electronic nanoscale materials could  peel away the arduous mass manufacturing process
AUTHOR : Hannah Gramling

05/02/2020
How ultrafast lasers could modify semiconductors to maintain  operability in  extreme condition
AUTHOR : Minhyung Ahn

04/02/2020
How nature inspires the development of safety-first carbon nanotube structures
AUTHOR : Hugo de Luca

04/02/2020
How a polymer nanocomposite-based material could shield spacecraft against radiation
AUTHOR : Elahe Cheraghi

16/01/2020
How optical sensors could quickly detect infrastructures at risk of collapse
AUTHOR : Peng Adam Li

Peng Adam Li describes his research which aims to demonstrate why fast, responsive, lightweight and small optical sensors are ideal for monitoring large structures in challenging environments.

28/10/2019
Graphene’s potential propels forward magnetic imagers
AUTHOR : David Collomb

As humans we have greatly benefited from our five natural senses, which have supported us in overcoming major barriers pertaining to our survival in the past from lighting our first fires to navigating vast expanses such as the oceans and deserts. However, as our needs and wants expanded we have lacked further senses such as a magnetic sense to satiate our exploratory nature.