Scientists might have reached the theoretical limit of how strong this particular material can get, designing the first-ever super-light carbon nanostructure that’s stronger than diamond.
The latest development in the nanoworld of carbon comes from a team that has designed something called carbon plate-nanolattices. Under a scanning electron microscope, they look like little cubes, and the math indicated that this structure would be incredibly strong, but it’s been too difficult to actually make, until now.
The team’s success was made possible by a 3D printing process called two-photon polymerization direct laser writing, which is essentially 3D printing on the level of atoms and photons.
Find out more about this technique and what the result could mean for the future of medicine, electronics aerospace and more in this Elements.
This Seeker video explains.
From predictive design to 3D printing and even autonomous machines on site, what could construction look like if it were automated?
Real Engineering gets into the technology behind 5G and why it does not cause cancer or COVID-19.
Real Engineering takes a closer look at the SR-71’s amazing engineering.
In this episode, Frank and Andy interview Stephen Leonard, Andy’s son, about his upcoming first SQL Saturday Talk, digital natives, engineering and STEM, and old movies like “Aliens” and “the Matrix.”
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Real Engineering examines what it takes to build low cost ventilators to deal with the COVID-19 crisis.
Swarms of robots 3D printing from martian dust, cutting-edge engineering, NASA-recognised designs and inflatable pods that feel just like home.
This is how we build on Mars.
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Practical Engineering explores a scalable (and unexpected) means of mass energy storage.
Electricity faces a fundamental problem that comes with pretty much any product that’s provided on-demand: our ability to generate large amounts of it doesn’t match up that closely with when we need it. The storage of electricity for later use, especially on a large scale, is quite challenging. That’s not to say that we don’t store energy at grid scale though, and there’s one type of storage that makes up the vast majority of our current capacity.
Real Engineering examines the material science of 3D printing metal and why this is a big deal.