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Stronger than steel and stretchier than elastic, synthetic silk could transform clothing

US startup Bolt Threads reckons it has one-upped spiders to unlock the incredible potential of synthetic silk.

By November 7, 2015


Rubber Band Machine Gun holds 672 elastic shots

The rubber band gun of your childhood can just quit now. The Rubber Band Machine Gun puts it to shame.

By December 19, 2013


Spider silk made without the spiders

After years of research, a team of scientists has synthesised spider silk in a laboratory setting.

By May 28, 2015


Stretchable gold conductors bring bling to elastic electronics

Researchers work with gold nanoparticles to build a stretchy, conductive material that could go into medical devices and wearable technology.

By July 19, 2013


Elastic touchscreen lets you pinch and stretch to control

The creators of the prototype interface, called Obake, describe it as a "2.5D display".

By April 18, 2013


Science declares: Here's the perfect cheese for the perfect pizza

Should you use cheddar? Just ask the boffins at the University of Auckland.

By August 24, 2014


A beating patch of cells could mend broken hearts

Harvard researchers create a heart patch using gels and 3D-printing technology that could someday lessen reliance on transplant surgery.

By March 18, 2014


Disable elastic scrolling in OS X

Scrolling beyond the end of documents shows a gray texture pattern in Lion, but if desired, you can disable this feature in most programs.

By May 9, 2012


Bill Gates' next project: condoms for the developing world

Gates has granted Manchester University £62,000 to research making condoms out of a new material.

By November 23, 2013


What if Apple had made an 'iPhone 4C' instead?

Some have said the iPhone 5C is too expensive to make a mark in places like China. A new analyst report suggests Apple should have revamped the aging iPhone 4 instead.

By September 16, 2013