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Today in science: If you're about to get an infection, this bandage turns green

Even with the most intense precautions, it’s difficult to predict if and when an infection will arise, which is often why doctors will dole out …

Cardiff University

Nanoparticle-enhanced metals could radically change cars

UCLA scientists created a metal with 'record breaking' strength and stiffness-to-weight.<p>Scientists at UCLA have found a new way to inject silicon carbide nanoparticles into a molten alloy of magnesium and zinc, resulting a metal nanocomposite that demonstrates "record levels" of stiffness-to-weight …

Engineering

Move aside carbon: Boron nitride-reinforced materials are even stronger

Carbon nanotubes are legendary in their strength—at least 30 times stronger than bullet-stopping Kevlar by some estimates. When mixed with …

Graphene's 'Big Mac' creates next generation of chips

The world's thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, discovered in 2004 at the University of Manchester by Professor Andre Geim and …

Scientists have developed a way to create diamonds without high heat or pressure

A third phase of carbon has been discovered, and from it researchers have been able to produce diamonds at room temperature and standard pressure. …

Nvidia GeForce

Scientists Invent A Liquid With Holes In It

Unique porous fluid could suck up and lock away unwanted molecules<p>You've heard of holy water, but what about hole-y water?<p>In a paper published this week in <i>Nature,</i> researchers announced that they have developed a liquid with its molecules structured in such a way that they have 'holes' within the …

Web Wear: A New Coat Is Made From Biotech Spider Silk

Performance clothes will never be the same<p>For the past three weeks, outdoor apparel maker The North Face and materials company Spiber have been touring a gold-colored parka across Japan. The prototype, called the “Moon Parka,” is a first—a coat whose outer shell is spun from synthetic spider …

Inside The Z Machine, Where Scientists Turned Hydrogen Into Metal

Tackling an 80-year-old theory<p>For 80 years, researchers theorized that hydrogen could transform into a metal. This year, scientists at Sandia National Laboratories finally proved it.<p>They took deuterium, an isotope of hydrogen, and applied 3 million times the atmospheric pressure using the Z …

New 'lithium-air' batteries could be 10x more powerful, 5x cheaper

The days of electric vehicles that can only travel 80 to 100 miles per charge are numbered. That is, if a study from University of Cambridge is …

University of Cambridge

Physicists discover a weird new form of matter

A team of physicists has discovered an unusual form of matter—not a conventional metal, insulator, or magnet, for example, but something entirely …

Want a Better Brain? Get Moving (Podcast)

<i>Wendy Suzuki is a Professor of Neural Science and Psychology at New York University (NYU)'s Center for Neural Science. A popular speaker, she is a</i> …

Introverts & Extroverts Have Different Brains: Which One Are You?

In Brief<p>The Facts:<p>John Ioannidis, an epidemiologist at the Stanford University School of Medicine, published an article titled "Why Most Published …