The new prototype cells can run for more than 100 cycles at 90 percent capacity and withstand hard impacts and even stabbing.
Cartilage could be key to safe ‘structural batteries’
Nightmare bacteria: Michigan Engineers discuss how to combat antibiotic resistance
Drug-resistant bugs are on the rise and new approaches are needed.
Holography and LIDAR on the cheap with nanoparticle gel
Magnetic nanoparticles coated in amino acids can modulate light inexpensively at room temperature, and the findings have applications in autonomous vehicles.
Artificial cartilage made from Kevlar mimics the magic of the real thing
In spite of being 80 percent water, cartilage is tough stuff. Now, a synthetic material can pack even more H2O without compromising on strength.
New class of antibiotics: nanobiotics
U-M researchers Nicholas Kotov and J. Scott VanEpps are collaborating to create a new class of antibiotics known as nanobiotics.
Twisted semiconductors for future moving holograms
Holographic displays need twisted light. Twisted semiconductors assembled with the help of amino acids may enable them.
Synthetic tooth enamel may lead to more resilient structures
Tooth enamel has changed very little over millions of years — and it is remarkably resistant to shock and wear.