#Material Science

Could a mix of wood fibre and spider silk rival plastic?

8 months ago — Quick Read

A new though, flexible, and biodegradable material, made with wood glucose and spider silk, could be the next breakthrough in material science. Developed by scientists from Aalto University and the...

Cracking Stuff – Gorilla Glass 6 might make cracked screens a thing of the past

2 years ago — Quick Read

Gorilla Glass - a hardened glass found in modern iPhone and Samsung devices - has unveiled its latest version which they believe might help make smashed screens a thing of...

Artificial Spider Silk: Stronger Than Steel and 98 Percent Water

3 years ago — Quick Read

Spider silk is famous for its impressive properties - it is one of the sturdiest materials found in nature. In fact, spider silk is stronger than steel and even tougher...

Green method developed for making artificial spider silk

3 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...

Engineers crack the secret science behind Roman concrete

3 years ago — Long Read

Engineers have cracked the secret behind the strength of Roman water-based structures. The findings, from a team based out of the University of Utah, could help modern builders tackling projects...