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Researchers developed a way to weld pieces of brittle ceramics together using a laser that fires a million times per second.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers suggest that flexible blankets or domes made of silica aerogel could protect crops on the red planet.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

By mimicking the structure of mother-of-pearl, scientists have made a glass that's less likely to shatter when hit.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

New research reveals the physics behind the darkening of yellow pigments in old paintings.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Picture of a person's hand holding the processed wood, which has turned bright white.

Researchers have modified wood not only to make it stronger but to make it capable of cool itselfing, which may lead to energy savings.

Bailey Bedford, Contributor

So-called plastic crystals could open new avenues in the quest to make refrigerators with only solid components.

Brian Owens, Contributor

Super high-pressure experiments take science to extremes.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers embrace the wobbliness of soft materials to make squishy robots.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

Researchers use machine learning to speed up the trial-and-error search for new materials that can conduct electricity without resistance.

Yuen Yiu, Staff Writer

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