A big step towards engineering shape-shifting structures

A team of researchers from the University of Illinois and Northwestern University have developed tiny spheres that synchronise their movement as they self-assemble into a spinning microtube

IOM3 members support governance change

The proposed changes to the governance structure of the Institute were supported by a majority of IOM3 corporate members at the EGM in London on 20 November

Coating developed that stops ice forming on planes

Two Japanese universities together with the Kanagawa Institute of Technology and the Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA) have developed a coating that stops ice forming on aeroplanes
Ned Thomas, dean of the George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice, holds a polyurethane disk with the bullets stopped and sealed inside.

How copolymers can absorb bullets

Rice University has discovered how certain block copolymers dissipate the energy from an impact on a nanoscale
An image of the material being cut by a scalpel

Self-healing polymer ‘skin’ developed

A synthetic material has been developed by scientists at Stanford University that is capable of repeatedly healing itself