Materials


04 September 2018

Can self-healing materials keep us safer in the air?

08 May 2018

You can place the tiny laser on contact lenses and banknotes.

24 October 2017

A new material could improve procedures to treat acid attack and burn patients

14 February 2017

What's the difference between a meteorite, an asteroid and a comet?

14 February 2017

Naked Scientist Connie Orbach won a meteorite and Graihagh Jackson made it her mission to find out more...

16 January 2017

Scientists have tied the world's smallest knot; less than a millionth of a millimetre across.

28 December 2016

Alan Calverd tells us about some interesting gold rings back in science history...

03 October 2013

Ginny Smith and Dave Ansell put crisp packets in a microwave - what will the result be?

04 March 2012

Cynthia Carliell-Marquet from the University of Birmingham discusses recycling and sharing out the phosphate resources...

04 December 2011

Welding up at metal pipe doesn't sound terribly tricky, but what about when it's 1 km underwater...

19 September 2011

Seeking clarity about the structure of metal alloys...

31 May 2011

We humans have been moulding metal to our will for at least 3,000 years. In fact, our use of metals mark the beginning...

31 May 2011

What happens at a molecular level as a blacksmith works on a piece of metal? To find out, Meera took metallurgist John...

24 April 2011

A class of material known as 'multiferroics' respond to both magnetic and electric fields. The latest...

31 January 2011

Physical sciences director Trevor Rayment looks back at Diamond's highlights and developments in 2010...

12 December 2010

Dave and Meera visited the Centre for Advanced Photonics and Electronics at Cambridge University to find out how...