University of Maryland (UMD) engineers have found a way to make manufactured wood more than 10 times stronger and tougher than before, creating a natural substance that is stronger than many titanium alloys. This kind of research shows how material science can save metals, the energy used to produce them and add to the carbon […]

Carbon fiber – it’s the current holy grail of structural material for transportation vehicles like airplanes, cars, trucks, busses and rail.  Moving the person or the freight is one thing; the thing that moves them is the other.  The less the moving thing weighs the more efficient and less energy required. But carbon fiber is […]

Researchers from Imperial College London, their European partners, and the Volvo Car Corporation, are expanding development of a prototype battery material which can store and discharge electrical energy.  The material is also strong and lightweight enough to be used for car parts and can be shaped to fit into panels as needed. The researchers expect […]

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