materials

Elastic Water: It's Not Just For Choking On

Apparently Japanese scientists have invented a new kind of magical material they've dubbed "elastic water". WTF is elastic water? Not suitable for drinking or spit-takes, that's for...
April 29, 2010

Graphene: The Material Of Tomorrow, Today

Science, best known for inventing robots and dooming the earth, is now responsible for a new carbon wonder material called graphene. Nice, science, way to do good...
July 9, 2009

Nanotech Material Never Gets Wet, EVER

Scientists at the University of Zurich have developed a material that never gets wet. Even if you play romantic music and kiss it tenderly. The fabric is...
November 25, 2008

Reebok Timetanium: A Math Nerd's Dream

John Maeda, of MIT Media Lab fame got together with Reebok (not sexually) to develop a new shoe. John is well known (by some) for his math...
November 6, 2007

Aerogel Frozen Smoke Is Awesome

Being a NASA astronaut (and international playboy), I've known about Aerogel (aka: frozen smoke, blue smoke, solid smoke, tasteless jello) since before it was invented. Having been...
August 22, 2007