Skip to main content

Home/ Advanced Concepts Team/ Group items tagged material

Rss Feed Group items tagged

Thijs Versloot

Scientists have developed a material so dark that you can't see it... - 7 views

  •  
    A British company has produced a "strange, alien" material so black that it absorbs all but 0.035 per cent of visual light, setting a new world record. To stare at the "super black" coating made of carbon nanotubes - each 10,000 times thinner than a human hair - is an odd experience.
  •  
    Finally! Nowadays blacks were always too bright for my taste...
  •  
    "No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first, and is waiting for it."

    I will keep waiting for my darkness-emitting diodes...
LeopoldS

Nature article on "walking on liquids" ... as Johannes has shown us - 5 views

  •  
    nice article - with related podcast interviewing the former prof of Johannes ... my usual question: can we use it for space :-)
  •  
    Eventually for damping purposes. Place a payload in it, surrounded by the fluid, and high frequency shocks might be damped. Of course, damping properties might turn out to be not good.
Tobias Seidl

Protection mechanisms of the iron-plated armor of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent gastropo... - 1 views

  •  
    Here, we report new materials and mechanical design principles of the iron-plated multilayered structure of the natural armor of Crysomallon squamiferum, a recently discovered gastropod mollusc from the Kairei Indian hydrothermal vent field, which is unlike any other known natural or synthetic engineered armor.
Tobias Seidl

From ultra-soft slime to hard {alpha}-keratins: The many lives of intermediate filament... - 0 views

  • The diverse mechanisms described here have been employed by animals to generate materials with stiffness values that span an impressive eleven orders of magnitude.
  •  
    One basic molecule allows to achieve a broad range of material stiffness.
Tobias Seidl

Nonlinear viscoelastic biomaterials: meaningful characterization and engineering inspir... - 0 views

  •  
    Any ideas for material studies?
ESA ACT

Claytronics - Carnegie Mellon University - 0 views

  •  
    Programmable matter - another nice title for an ACT project...
1 - 12 of 12
Showing 20 items per page