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Scientists test materials to withstand Mars’ surface and space.

Jason Socrates Bardi, Editor

A pressure sensor printed directly on a hand is a step toward new biomedical devices, "on the fly" wearable technology, and more.

Marcus Woo, Contributor

Researchers have built a passive, solar-powered device that can harvest water straight out of the air.

Catherine Meyers, Editor

Research finds that introducing crack-resisting structures makes steel tougher against fatigue.

Charles Q. Choi, Contributor

Researchers are turning leftover grape skins from winemaking into novel, 3-D-printed objects.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

At a bladesmithing competition, participants from 26 international universities show off their creations.

Ramin Skibba, Contributor

Newly discovered spinning mechanism could inspire new materials.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

A special coating might one day repair ragged clothes with a little pressure, heat and water.

Karin Heineman, Executive Producer

Material could form the backbone of foldable robots and moldable casts for broken bones.

Catherine Meyers, Staff Writer

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