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Scientists discover two-dimensional magnet

The study proved that material chromium tri-chloride has magnetic properties in the mono-layer form, which may open up a world of potential applications possibly in the information technology industry.

Jun 08, 2017, 15:45 PM IST

Scientists develop new material that adapts to environment

Researchers, including those from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in the US, looked at a sea worm called Nereis virens in order to create a material, which has the ability to be flexible or rigid at convenience.

Apr 30, 2017, 22:42 PM IST

China develops material for spacecraft to withstand high temperatures

Zou Junfeng, a senior engineer at the Aerospace Institute of Advanced Materials and Processing Technology in Beijing, said the material, called aerogel, has been widely used in space missions by the United States, Russia and Europe.

Aug 12, 2016, 14:19 PM IST
Revealed: Black hole makes material wobble around it!

Revealed: Black hole makes material wobble around it!

The discovery solves a mystery that has eluded astronomers for more than 30 years, and will help scientists understand more about the behavior of matter very close to black holes.  

Jul 14, 2016, 09:39 AM IST
This shape-changing 'smart' material can heal itself – Watch!

This shape-changing 'smart' material can heal itself – Watch!

Researchers at the Washington State University (WSU) have developed a unique, multifunctional smart material that can change shape from heat or light and assemble and disassemble itself.

Jul 01, 2016, 08:57 AM IST
Material that can help develop new computing technologies developed!

Material that can help develop new computing technologies developed!

With potential applications involving data storage, memory and logic devices, magnetic charge ice could someday lead to smaller and more powerful computers or even play a role in quantum computing.

May 23, 2016, 11:50 AM IST

Forget glass, now transparent wood to brighten homes!

The researchers believe that the material, described in the journal Biomacromolecules, also could find application in solar cell windows.

Apr 01, 2016, 00:31 AM IST

New material could lead to water-proof surfaces

The hydrocarbon-based material may be a green replacement for costly, hazardous fluorocarbons commonly used for superhydrophobic applications.

Dec 14, 2015, 15:20 PM IST

New material could lead to water-proof surfaces

The hydrocarbon-based material may be a green replacement for costly, hazardous fluorocarbons commonly used for superhydrophobic applications.

Dec 14, 2015, 15:20 PM IST
New 'power paper' to store energy developed

New 'power paper' to store energy developed

The new cellulose-polymer material has set a new world record in simultaneous conductivity for ions and electrons, which explains its exceptional capacity for energy storage.

Dec 04, 2015, 18:32 PM IST

Light-based memory chip that permanently stores data

The new device uses the phase-change material -- the same as that used in rewritable CDs and DVDs -- to store data.

Oct 05, 2015, 16:32 PM IST

Self-healing material to plug dangerous holes in spacecraft

Scientists have developed a new material that can quickly repair itself and could save astronauts' lives in case debris penetrates a spacecraft.

Aug 27, 2015, 13:35 PM IST
Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

Indian-origin scientists develop new super-thin material

The new material spun out of boron, nitrogen, carbon, and oxygen shows evidence of magnetic, optical, and electrical properties as well as thermal sensitivity. 
 

Aug 04, 2015, 17:02 PM IST

Philae results help understand the nature of comets

A new analysis of several studies on data sent back Philae has helped the scientists understand the nature of comets better than ever, and may be beneficial for future missions.

Jul 31, 2015, 17:13 PM IST

New 'designer carbon' enhances battery performance

Scientists at the Stanford University have created a new carbon material that significantly boosts the performance of energy-storage technologies.

May 31, 2015, 12:07 PM IST
New material could make your smartphone unbreakable

New material could make your smartphone unbreakable

Imagine a camera lens that does not get scratched in a sand storm, or a smartphone that does not break when dropped. A new transparent material that the US Navy has developed from special ceramic called spinel could make such gadgets a reality.

May 01, 2015, 09:21 AM IST

Newly discovered material set to change cooling industry

Researchers, including one of Indian-origin, have discovered a new material that may make refrigeration and air conditioning more efficient and environment friendly.

Apr 13, 2015, 16:20 PM IST

New tough but flexible fish scale-like bulletproof clothing material for military

A team of researchers has come up with a revolutionary material that has superior anti-penetration properties while remaining flexible.

Mar 29, 2015, 12:02 PM IST
New paper-like material can boost electric vehicle batteries

New paper-like material can boost electric vehicle batteries

Researchers have developed a paper-like material that can be used to boost capacity of batteries in electric vehicles and personal electronics.

Feb 23, 2015, 14:03 PM IST

Build special ghats for religious items: NGT

The National Green Tribunal has directed Irrigation and Flood Control Department and concerned authorities to build special ghats on the banks of Yamuna where people can immerse idols and other religious offerings which will then be disposed of in a scientific manner.

Jan 16, 2015, 15:58 PM IST