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Meet Braeön: a new material that’s stronger than steel, more versatile than duct tape

Meet Braeön: a new material that’s stronger than steel, more versatile than duct tape We may have found one of the world’s strongest materials hidden in plain site in a Kickstarter campaign for a thin polymer ribbon called Braeön.First, heat the strand of ribbon with hot air or water, which enables it to take to its desired shape.

Google’s newest Material Design tools make previewing colors a breeze

Google’s newest Material Design tools make previewing colors a breeze More: Google announces winners of its 2nd annual material design contest “Material Design is […] a system that supports and strengthens communication and productivity with new tools and inspiration,” Rachel Been, creative lead for Material Design, said.More recently, Material Design has begun to trickle down to the rest of Google’s mobile and web portfolio.

CNC cutting machine slices through foam like a hot knife through butter

CNC cutting machine slices through foam like a hot knife through butter What does the overwhelming number of CNC (Computer Numerical Control) tools available on the market say to you?If, on the other hand, your response is “people obviously like them; let’s see some more,” then you’re in luck!

BMW’s new waterproof adventure suits protect your body with ceramic particles

BMW’s new waterproof adventure suits protect your body with ceramic particles That’s the question you may ask yourself when you check out the new abrasion-resistant, wind and waterproof BMW EnduroGuard adventure wear, as reported by Motorcycle.You don’t have to ride a motorcycle to appreciate the all-weather protective qualities of EnduroGuard gear.

Wolverine's Regenerative Powers Inspire Self-Healing Smartphone Tech

Wolverine's Regenerative Powers Inspire Self-Healing Smartphone Tech Your expensive smartphone sat on a wall.Your expensive smartphone had a great fall.

New technology uses light instead of electricity to move information quickly

New technology uses light instead of electricity to move information quickly One area where work continues unabated is in the quest for new and faster memory, where mundane electronic technologies remain at the heart of even the fastest random-access memory (RAM).What makes LI-RAM special is that it uses light rather than electricity to move information around a system.

NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail

NASA’s versatile new 3D-printed space fabric looks like futuristic chainmail Never an organization to knowingly fall behind in the world of cutting-edge tech, NASA has taken 3D printing to the next level by developing chainmail-style “4D” printed metal fabrics for use in future space missions.” One side of the new space material is designed to reflect light, while the other side absorbs it — thereby allowing it to function as a thermal control for passive heat management.

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel

3D printing could help repair damaged knees with cartilage-mimicking hydrogel Researchers from Duke University have created a new type of 3D bioprinting material they hope will one day be able to help form cartilage implants for patients with damaged knees.“We’ve developed the first 3D-printable hydrogel that surpasses both the compression strength and elasticity of cartilage,” Feichen Yang, a researcher on the project, told Digital Trends.

Holy cowskin! Company’s transparent leather comes in array of bright colors

Holy cowskin! Company’s transparent leather comes in array of bright colors We do know a bit about cool materials science, however — which is why we were excited to hear that Netherlands-based ECCO Leather has developed and launched a crazy new material it describes as the world’s first soft and transparent cowskin leather.“The technique of keeping the leather soft, is obviously a trade secret,” said Sruli Recht, creative director and lead of the ECCO Leather project.