Geometrically baffling ‘quasicrystals’ found in the debris of the first-ever nuclear blast

2 weeks ago — Quick Read

Nuclear detonations unleash an astonishing amount of destructive force. But the extreme pressure and temperature that they generate also makes nuclear blasts a cauldron of chemical creation, capable of delivering...

Green method developed for making artificial spider silk

4 years ago — Long Read

Researchers have designed a super stretchy, strong and sustainable material that mimics the qualities of spider silk, and is ‘spun’ from a material that is 98% water. A team of...

Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering 2015 Winner

6 years ago — Quick Read

The ground-breaking chemical engineer Dr Robert Langer has been awarded the QEPrize for his revolutionary advances and leadership in engineering at the interface with chemistry and medicine