Affordable emission-free cars come closer to reality

Researchers are reportedly trying to find the best possible way to develop an affordable emissions-free car.

Way found to make self-folding 3D structures

Inspired by the Japanese art of origami, researchers have found a way to make reversibly self-folding 3D structures.

'Redesigned' plants to improve biofuel production

Opening up opportunities to "redesign plants" for efficient biofuel production, researchers have identified the gene regulatory network that controls the formation of xylem -- the major component of wood.

This is how plant biomass can be converted into biofuels more efficiently

A new study has recently revealed that plant genetic advance could lead to more efficient conversion of plant biomass to biofuels.

New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells
New plastic to conduct electricity in batteries, solar cells

A new class of electrically conductive plastics may lead to low-cost, transparent solar cells, flexible and lightweight batteries and ultra-thin anti-static coatings for consumer electronics and aircraft, scientists say.

Nano-threads can help realise 'space elevator' dream

For the first time, scientists have discovered how to produce ultra-thin nano-threads that exhibit extraordinary properties, including strength and stiffness greater than the strongest nano-tubes and polymers available today.

Creating specialised crystals with milk, fog

Creating highly purified crystals to make high-powered lenses, specialised optics and computers for consumers can no longer be a difficult and expensive method.

IBM creates new class of recyclable polymers

Researchers at IBM have created a new family of experimental polymers that could deliver cheaper, lighter, stronger and recyclable materials ideal for electronics, aerospace, airline and automotive industries.

New device to power flexible electronics developed

Scientists have developed a new device that is far thinner than paper, can flex and bend, and store enough energy to provide critical back-up power for portable and flexible electronics.

Soon, nano-particles to assassinate tumour cells

A new technique will feature nanoparticle-encapsulated substances that could kill off tumour cells selectively.

How to improve polymers for water purification

It finds vital usage in fuel cells, organic batteries, and reverse-osmosis water purification.

How to improve polymers for water purification

It finds vital usage in fuel cells, organic batteries, and reverse-osmosis water purification.

Scientists invent smart polymers

Scientists unveiled a new kind of plastic that can repair itself when exposed to ordinary light.