Scientists discover new material that makes objects invisible to touch

You're looking at a new awesome nano-material invented that does the seemingly impossible: It hides things from touch. Just a thin layer of this amazing polymer will hide anything under it from being perceived by your sense of touch. In this photo you can see how it "absorbs" a metal cylinder. » 6/24/14 6:07pm 6/24/14 6:07pm

Amazing new miracle material will keep you dry no matter what

There are a lot of water-repellent surfaces, but nothing as incredible as this new miracle material that—according to research published in Nature—repels water way beyond "what was previously thought possible." As you can see in the clip above, the water bounces completely off the surface as fast as possible, leaving… » 11/20/13 8:51pm 11/20/13 8:51pm

Scientists Make World's Smallest Balloon, For Microscopic Birthday…

Graphene looks like it's going to be one of the "wonder materials" of the future, and a science team at Cornell University has just demonstrated the world's smallest balloon made of it. They stuck sheets of graphene over microscopic wells (1 to 100 square micrometers) cut into silica glass, trapping gas inside. By… » 8/11/08 5:41am 8/11/08 5:41am

New Material Stretches While Conducting Electricity

Japanese researchers have developed a new material capable of stretching to roughly twice its natural shape while conducting electricity—before snapping back with no damage to the circuit. It's essentially a rubber polymer filled with carbon nanotubes, and it could be used to create anything from a curved… » 8/08/08 9:18am 8/08/08 9:18am

Innovative Microwave Material Helps Cook Food Twice As Fast So You Can…

Researchers in Japan and at Penn State have come up with a ceramic material that allows people to heat up their food twice as fast, allowing them to spend less time staring at the microwave and more time living their (read: our) rich, fulfilling lives. The new cookers are made up of 20% magnetite and 80% petalite,… » 7/28/08 1:10pm 7/28/08 1:10pm