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It takes more than rubber to make a boot sole that’s less than a millimeter thick
The creation of a thin rubber sole.
Art gets ‘caldera-like’ acne, too. This tool could help clear it up.
Researchers also finally figured out why Georgia O’Keeffe’s paintings have so many of these pimples.
We finally know how wombats poop cubes
An engineer got the scoop on square poop.
This ‘self-lubricating’ condom concept uses clever chemistry to stay slippery
Research involved a ‘touch test’ with ‘slipperiness ratings.’
The stiletto heel is the embodiment of post-war material science
Skyscrapers and sky-high shoes share one common ingredient.
This textile’s twitching tendrils hint at a future of programmable materials
Responsive environments. No robots needed.
It took carbon fiber—and spy work—to get Paralympic skiers better gear
The Paralympic Games begin in South Korea on March 9.
A wind tunnel and laser guidance helped the Olympic luge team learn about uniform tech
They felt the need for speed.
This squishy little robot can lift 1,000 times its own weight
Sometimes being soft is an advantage.
Glowing galaxies, marshmallow-like ceramics, and other amazing images of the week