Cadmium Arsenide: A 3D Alternative to Graphene That's Way More Useful

There's no denying that graphene is a wonderful material—strong, flexible, and highly conductive—but it's taking a long time to become a commercial reality. Now, scientists working with a material called cadmium arsenide believe it offers many of the same benefits—but could actually be far easier to use in the real… » 6/04/14 5:07am 6/04/14 5:07am

Bringing Extinct Species Back to Life for the Fashion of the Future

We hosted a fantastic panel last night here at Gizmodo's Home of the Future, getting an extraordinary and quite strange glimpse of the ideas and technologies that will shape our clothes in the years to come. Simply because of my own ignorance of the fashion world, I had expected it to be more about dresses and perhaps… » 5/21/14 5:20pm 5/21/14 5:20pm

IBM Lab Accidentally Makes New Type of Super-Strong, Recyclable Polymer

Strong, durable materials are hard to recycle—they're designed to stand up to abuse. But research chemists at an IBM laboratory just published their discovery of a never-before-seen family of polymers that's super strong, self-healing, lightweight, and easy to recycle. And it was discovered completely by accident. » 5/16/14 11:00am 5/16/14 11:00am