First protein microfibre engineered

Researchers have engineered the first protein microfibre which is capable of delivering a small molecule, whether it be a therapeutic compound or other material.

New class of smart, protein-based materials created

Indian-origin scientists have taken proteins from nerve cells and used them to create a 'smart' material that is extremely sensitive to its environment.

New material absorbs oxygen from air

Researchers have synthesised a material that can bind and store oxygen in high concentrations which can be released again when needed.

`Shape-shifting` material could help reconstruct faces

A new material that changes shape upon heating could help heal bone lesions caused by injuries, tumour removal or birth defects, such as cleft palates.

`Wonder material` for future LED lights

Using a material called perovskite, researchers have developed a new high-brightness LED display that is cheaper and much easier to make.

Material that can bear 160,000 times its own weight developed

Out of polymers, metals and ceramics, scientists have successfully developed and printed an ultra light material that can withstand 160,000 times its own weight.

Now, recycle your old shoes!

British scientists claim to have developed the world`s first comprehensive system for separating and recovering useful materials from old footwear.

Task force to study material recovered from Osama`s mansion

The CIA has established a task force to study the material recovered from the mansion in Abbottabad in Pakistan where al Qaeda chief Osama Bin Laden was hiding and killed in a US operation.

How to choose the right condom: The size, material, flavour

Condoms are available in different sizes, shapes, materials and flavors. How to choose the right condom for you?

Construction material will go to Gaza soon: Blair

Mideast envoy Tony Blair says he
expects sorely needed construction material to arrive in the
Gaza Strip within two or three weeks, now that Israel has
agreed to ease its blockade of the Hamas-ruled territory.

Scientists create near-frictionless diamond material

New study by a team of scientists has resulted in the development of a diamond-like carbon material that doesn’t wear.

New roll-on light-emitting material developed

Soon you could plaster your walls and ceilings with light-emitting paper - thanks to a new super material that can be produced from liquid solutions.

Transparent material may shed light on planets` core

In an experiment, a team of scientists has created a transparent material, which could provide some insight into the cores of Jupiter and the other giant planets.