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Iowa State engineers -- left to right, Boyce Chang, Martin Thuo, Michael Bartlett and Ravi Tutika -- helped develop and describe a new smart material. Here they examine an instrument used for mechanical testing of material properties. Larger photo

New composite material that changes stiffness when twisted or bent

The Iowa State engineers invented a novel responsive and smart material that can stiffen up like a worked-out muscle. This material has to arrest...

Heat, light stimulate self-assembly: Researchers develop shape-changing ‘smart’ material

Researchers from Washington State University recently have developed a new smart material that can change shape due to heat or light. This smart material...