Materials science

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How ‘wonder material’ graphene became a national security concern
UK and China are racing to develop forms of the super-strength technology that has potential aerospace and weaponry uses

Jasper Jolly

27, Sep, 2021 @3:16 PM

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Not cricket? Scientists suggest bamboo bats are a match for willow
Researchers create bat with similar performance from what they say is cheap and sustainable material

Nicola Davis Science correspondent

09, May, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Ervine Glenny obituary
Other lives: Materials engineer whose research helped develop jet engines and lighter aircraft

Rayner Mayer

25, Oct, 2020 @4:41 PM

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Reversible superglue proves strong enough to hold average man
Snail slime-like substance appears to solve problem of weak and reversible or strong and irreversible adhesive

Ian Sample Science editor

17, Jun, 2019 @7:00 PM

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Paul O’Brien obituary
Materials chemist who perfected nanoscientific techniques and enabled important advances in electronics

David Lewis

01, Nov, 2018 @6:04 PM

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Mark Miodownik: ‘Liquids are not to be trusted’
The scientist and prize-winning author on miracle materials, the real problem with plastics and the ‘naughty’ nature of liquids

Nicola Davis

09, Sep, 2018 @9:00 AM

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Scientists develop thermal camouflage that can fool infrared cameras
Invention can make an object appear to have the same temperature as its background

Nicola Davis

27, Jun, 2018 @12:20 PM

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Sir Roger Elliott obituary
Specialist in theoretical physics who investigated the structure of matter

Frank Close

18, May, 2018 @5:24 PM

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Why has no one invented a clothing material that repels pet hair? | Notes and queries
The long-running series in which readers answer other readers’ questions on subjects ranging from trivial flights of fancy to profound scientific concepts

22, Jan, 2018 @11:30 AM

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End of the smashed phone screen? Self-healing glass discovered by accident
New type of polymer glass that can mend itself when pressed together is in development by University of Tokyo after a student discovered it

Samuel Gibbs

18, Dec, 2017 @11:17 AM

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Welcome to the future, where your phone can fix its own smashed screen
From self-healing phone screens to concrete that repairs itself, businesses are investing in futuristic materials. But can it curb our throwaway habits?

Olivia Boyd

30, Aug, 2017 @6:00 AM

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Marine power: can UK companies rule the waves?
Despite past failures and high costs, wave power companies are pushing ahead with research trials

James Randerson

05, Apr, 2017 @5:00 AM

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