Bristleworm chemistries inspires new materials

Materials World magazine
Inspired by the jaw of the bristle worm, researchers have created new materials for shape-memory and soft robotics. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Repellent polymer coating launched for solar surfaces

Materials World magazine
A self-cleaning, highly durable repellent coating has been created for solar photovoltaics using silica nanoparticles. Shardell Joseph reports.

Synthetic 2D materials without bulk analogues

Materials World magazine
Two-dimensional materials can be synthesised without bulk analogues using a new method developed to make 2D glass. Idha Valeur reports.

Making artificial colour-changing skin

Materials World magazine
An artificial material that mimics the colour-changing ability of cuttlefish skin has been developed as a potential camouflage. Idha Valeur finds out more.

Diversity Challenge celebrating contributions to STEMM

Materials World magazine
Showcasing role models and their contributions to STEMM, Diversity Challenge hosts quiz to battle contestants’ knowledge on underrepresented scientists. Shardell Joseph reports.