'Instruction manual' for futuristic metallic glass

Researchers have created an ‘instruction manual’ for developing metallic glass — described as the most significant materials science innovation since plastic. Among the toughest materials in existence, these alloys become as malleable as chewing gum when heated, and can be molded like plastics or blown like glass. This knowledge could enable more affordable bulk manufacture of these alloys.
'Instruction manual' for futuristic metallic glass

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Roboter kann 1200 Ziegel pro Tag verbauen.
Ziegel pro Tag – inklusive Mörtel – kann der Roboter “Sam” der US-Firma Construction Robotics zu einer lotrechten Mauer türmen, weit mehr als ein mensch-licher Maurer. Bauroboter sind ein aktueller Trend d…
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Super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics

Researchers have discovered how to stretch metal films used in flexible electronics to twice their size without breaking. The discovery could lead to dramatic improvements and addresses one of the biggest challenges in flexible electronics, an industry still in its infancy with applications such as bendable batteries, robotic skins, wearable monitoring devices and sensors, and connected fabrics.
Super-stretchable metallic conductors for flexible electronics

A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews

A team of researchers has developed “an autobiographical memory” for the robot Nao, which enables it to pass on knowledge learnt from humans to other, less knowledgable humans. This technological progress could notably be used for operations on the International Space Station, where the robot, which is the only permanent member, would liaise between the different crews that change every six months in order to pass on information.
A humanoid robot to liaise between space station crews