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Researchers Turn Cement Into Metal Using Lasers
You might be getting a gadget made out of cement soon.
FYI: What’s The Softest Material On Earth?
We know diamonds are the hardest, but determining the softest stuff on the planet is complicated.
Archive Gallery: PopSci Plays With Toys
The science, the creation, the business, and the fun of toys
Gray Matter: Extracting Bismuth From Pepto-Bismol Tablets
There's heavy metal in the pink pills
New Magnetic Soap Could Clean Oil Spills With No Suds Left Behind
A newly designed metallic soap reacts to a magnetic field, a first in soap research that could lead to better...
The Newest Revolutions in Metamaterials Bring Invisibility Within Reach
The science of stealth has long been a matter of fading into already obscure environments—the night sky, say, or the...
Researchers Turn Hydrogen Gas Into Metal
Depending on your definition of 'metal'
New Alloy Can Convert Heat Directly Into Electricity
A new alloy with unique properties can convert heat directly into electricity, according to researchers at the University of Minnesota....
New Nanometal Changes from Hard to Soft at the Flip of a Switch
Materials scientists are constantly trying to tweak their products to be a little stronger, a little less brittle, a little...
New Smartphone App Helps Find Unexploded Land Mines
De-miners on the hunt for unexploded land mines could get some help from a simple smartphone app that works with...