November 11, 2013, 1 Comment

Microvehicles and other devices that can change shape or move with no power source other than a beam of light may be possible through research led by the University of Pittsburgh Swanson […]

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Ceramics That Can Bend Without Breaking

October 2, 2013, No comments

Ceramics are not known for their flexibility: they tend to crack under stress. But researchers from MIT and Singapore have just found a way around tha ...


Smart Materials get SMARTer

August 16, 2012, 1 Comment

Living organisms have developed sophisticated ways to maintain stability in a changing environment, withstanding fluctuations in temperature, pH, pres ...