Superelastic alloys (SEAs) are a class of materials with supreme elasticity that enables them to be deformed and return to their original shape. Their unique properties have seen these durable materials come to be used in everything from glasses and
When builders go to the lumberyard, they expect two-by-fours in ample supply. As Galvnews.com reports, it's like expecting to find milk at the supermarket.
This video is about how to build an Aircrete foam generator for a reasonable price. I was able to build this for about $85 because I got the diaphragm pump on Ebay used and had the air regulator sitting in my garage from another project. Let me kno
Building and construction
One of the ways the strength and durability of concrete can be improved is by incorporating tensioned steel tendons before it is cast, which can then be released to compress the material as it sets.
We've been following the progress of the Hadrian X bricklaying robot since it first started flexing its giant telescopic arm back in 2015, and have seen the team behind it make a few notable improvements since.
Containing the electromagnetic radiation generated by electronic components is a key consideration for designers of electronic devices, but today's metal-based shielding materials have their downsides.
SpaceX Will Use Its Own Steel Alloy in 6 Months and Will Build Spaceports Over the Coming Years
Heating and cooling systems are some of the biggest consumers of energy, so finding ways to passively cool buildings and electronics could be a huge saver of money and the environment. A new photonic film could be just the ticket, made with a micro-s
Now, engineers have developed a new type of "super steel" that defies this trade-off, staying strong while still resisting fractures.
Although we have seen "morphing" structural materials before, they typically incorporate solenoids, pumps or motors that add weight and complexity. Now, however, scientists have developed a carbon fiber composite that shifts shape with a simple shot
Solar panel driveways may soon be powering all our households with clean electricity thanks to this Budapest-based startup.
Graphene may be versatile, but there's one thing it's not all that good at – dispersing in water. Now, researchers at Umeå University have found a relatively simple way to do it. Graphene oxide is a different form of the material that can make
It involves transforming the metal boxes into easily transportable intensive care units (ICU) that can be shipped worldwide to help those in need of treatment as COVID-19 continues to spread.