Materials Science

03 October 2017

Gold is created in stars, but why does it clump together to form nuggets?

25 May 2017

In May 2017, the Naked Scientists reported on the discovery that the caterpillar of the wax moth can break down plastic...

23 May 2017

My standard way of opening a stubborn metal lid on a glass jar for the first time is to run hot tap water over the lid...

23 May 2017

How do waterproof coats work? And how does that differ from water resistance?

07 March 2017

How do the new glass bridges appearing all over China not break when hit with a sledgehammer?

07 March 2017

Why don't we just use diamond-tipped blades?

07 March 2017

How does Jupiter's moon Io get the energy needed to heat it up?

07 March 2017

Is there anyway to fix a shrunken jumper?

07 March 2017

Or is there something else in the natural world that trumps it?

13 September 2016

This time, Kevin asked why line drying makes clothes rougher and stiffer than tumble drying...

08 August 2013

Could diamonds be mined out in Space? Could other planets form even better diamonds than Earth?