### The first silicene transistors promise more powerful electronics

If electronics stalwart silicon and futuristic graphene had a child, it would be silicene. And silicene is growing up. A University of…

### Scientists are making incredible movies of molecules using X-rays

If you thought you knew what high-res slow-motion video looks like, think again. Researchers have recently captured images of biomolecular activity so…

### Flexible electronics could draw their energy from graphene supercapacitors

A research team has created an energy storage device that is highly flexible and stretchy, which could make it useful in wearable technology.…

### Stretching super-strong carbyne makes it useful for electronics

The atom-thick material, which scientists believe to be stronger than graphene, is notoriously difficult to make. A new paper out of Rice University gives one more reason to take an interest in it.…

### How carbon nanotubes could save you from spoiled food

German researchers have come up with a cheap way to spray gas sensors, based on a relatively new material, onto thin film. If health fears are cleared, this could result in smart food packaging -- perhaps with sprayed-on radio antennas, too.…

### Carbyne could upset graphene as the strongest material in existence

New calculations document some of the one-atom-thick carbon form's unusual properties. But while scientists have synthesized single strands of carbyne, they haven't figured out how to make it into a sheet of material.…

### Graphene isn’t the only 2D material. Here are a few others that could change material science

Molybdenum disulfide, germanane and silicene all have properties that make them more appealing than graphene for certain applications.…