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Materials science

Materials science
Liquid crystals could revolutionize robots of the future
Published March 4, 2024
Robots, cameras could be made of liquid crystals, thanks to a new discovery that significantly expands the potential of the chemicals already common in computer displays
Faculty honors
Two named to National Academy of Inventors
Published Dec 20, 2023
Materials scientist Hai-Quan Mao, cancer researcher Victor Velculescu among 162 fellows recognized for contributions to science and society
Playing defense against concussions
Published Winter 2023
JHU sophomore Carter Hogg founded a company to create a piece of protective equipment that reduces the risk of concussion / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Materials science
Tiny spinal stimulator, big impact on paralysis
Published Nov 27, 2023
A device designed by Johns Hopkins researchers may hold promise for restoring mobility to those with lower limb paralysis
Scientific mystery
Blood Falls, solved
Published Fall 2023
A waterfall that appears to be blood is, thankfully, something else / Johns Hopkins Magazine
To reduce carbon emissions, just add water
Published Sept 5, 2023
A strategy developed by a team of Johns Hopkins researchers could lead to more efficient methods for converting carbon dioxide into valuable chemicals and fuels
Materials science
Century-old mystery of Blood Falls uncovered
Published June 26, 2023
What makes this glacier waterfall in Antarctica run red? A Hopkins researcher believes he has the answer
Full speed ahead
Team accelerates testing time for next-generation alloys
Published March 24, 2022
Mitra Taheri leads a multi-institution effort to expedite the development of breakthrough materials for the U.S. Navy to use in land, sea, air, and space operations
JHU-created material could make next-gen helmets, bumpers
Published March 10, 2022
The lightweight, foam-like material could reduce fuel consumption in vehicles and make protective gear more comfortable
Venom makes a beeline through blood brain barrier, delivering medication
Published Dec 3, 2021
Researchers have determined the dose of bee venom that is non-toxic to neurons and can effectively—but reversibly—penetrate the blood brain barrier