Materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As technologies continue to mature and miniaturise we’re reaching the point where we can embed…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Nature is fantastic at assembling, well, everything, so scientists are trying to harness nature’s smallest…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Biological systems can change their shape, and now researchers are getting better at creating shape…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The future of aviation will be electric, and involve hypersonic aircraft and rockets. But there’ll…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF 3D printing products that operate in space is difficult, but entrepreneurs are slowly figuring it…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Smaller and more flexible electronics and computer components will help us create even more intelligent…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The Earth is bathed in energy, and reversing climate change relies on us being able…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The world needs to decarbonise the atmosphere and dramatically reduce carbon emissions, and innovations are…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Squid have a huge number of secret skills, and now thanks to genetic engineering humans…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Corals today are under threat from climate change and warming acidic oceans, and if they…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF As we find new ways to create new types of solar materials we can see…