Materials

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Metamaterials are odd, they’re freaks of nature, and now they’re going digital which opens up…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Armour plating is heavy and cumbersome, but this new technology reduces the weight of armour…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF When metal breaks it takes a huge amount of energy and heat to fix it,…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Today’s plastics can’t be recycled forever because of the way they’re made and the way…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to change products colours and patterns dynamically opens up a whole new range…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Magnetic liquids could open up a whole host of interesting applications, most of which we…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF It doesn’t look like we humans are having much luck when it comes to solving…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Advances in new materials, production techniques and company processes mean we increasingly have a way…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The way we design, imagine, and build products is being revolutionised by the emergence of…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF We adapt to the weather by changing our clothes, but in the future our clothes…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF Earth has an energy shortage, apparently, and now we have yet another way to produce…

WHY THIS MATTERS IN BRIEF The ability to combine light and physical matter to create a new type of hybrid…