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New fabrication technique using porous graphene may result in cheaper and better capacitors in the future.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

New research reveals how wet porous materials collapse under pressure.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

The physics of tumbling fibers may be useful for applications from paper manufacturing to the study of plankton in the ocean.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

A new approach to prosthetic design allows for quick and easy fitting while keeping the costs low.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Before learning what can be done with graphene, we need to know what can be done to graphene.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

The innovation could one day help marine biologists eavesdrop on whales and equip submarines with more sensitive sonar.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Plastic tracks could reduce the cost of Olympic “sliding” events and make the sports more environmentally friendly and accessible.

Peter Gwynne, Contributor

Researchers use computer simulations to learn how water forms different kinds of ice.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers create safer batteries with perforations that prevent full-scale failures.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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