Manufacturing

24 June 2016

An electric field applied to liquid chocolate during processing makes it possible to cut the fat content.

22 October 2015

A new coating for steel that reduces contaminants, such as bacteria, sticking to it has been developed.

25 September 2015

A new form of 3D-printing that can turn out replicas of a patient's organs has been developed by scientists in the...

10 September 2015

Origami has been the inspiration for a new and innovative way to create structures that are both stiff and flexible...

13 August 2015

A colour changing polymer may soon be used to indicate head injuries. This is important for both military and...

11 June 2015

Batteries that can stretch up to 150% their original size could revolutionise the design of wearable technology...

19 March 2015

A revolutionary form of 3D-printing has been unveiled by researchers in the US.

19 September 2014

Use your chatterbox co-workers to power the entire office's electronics...

27 June 2014

Electricity-producing "photovoltaic" solar panels may be about to become a lot lighter and a lot cheaper,...

20 June 2014

Using bacteria to break down lignin, a woody byproduct of paper production, may be the key to creating a renewable...

10 February 2014

The first prosthetic hand has been developed that allows its user to actually feel what they are touching, in real time.

06 February 2014

Scientists have copied the structure of bone to create strong yet light synthetic materials...

05 January 2014

Graphene looks set to enter mass market manufacturing in 2014...

21 November 2013

A surface has been designed which stays incredibly dry.

09 May 2013

This week the world's first gun made entirely from a 3D printer was successfully fired. Here's the...

11 April 2013

In 2008 two and a half times the legal limit of Arsenic was found in a test on Italian beer. But how did it get there?

23 September 2012

A new form of backwards printing has been developed with a very high resolution

02 September 2012

A router which auto-corrects its position, allowing you to cut precision shapes by hand, has been built by researchers...

20 May 2012

A new way of doing microscopic origami has been developed.

02 October 2011

Plastics may soon be able to be designed to a specification for an individual job

22 September 2011

Inspired by the insect-eating pitcher plant, scientists have created a material capable of repelling almost any liquid...

13 February 2011

This week scientists from China have identified an environmentally-friendly way of making acrylic acid. Typically,...

10 January 2011

A method invented by nanotechnologists at The University of Texas in Dallas has been used for the first time to create...

20 June 2010

A new type of blast-proof curtain that gets thicker, not thinner, when stretched is being developed to provide better...