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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.

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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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. 
 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

New material promises higher-performance electronics

Material engineers including an Indian-origin scientist from University of Wisconsin-Madison have reported the highest-performing carbon nanotube transistors ever demonstrated - a significant leap toward creating flexible electronics with improved battery life.

Scientists create 'repulsive' material

Japanese scientists have developed a new material - Cartilage -whose properties are dominated by electrostatic repulsion - the same force that makes our hair stand on end when we touch a van generator - rather than attractive interaction.