Scientists have come up with a new potential use for both graphene and little robots, suggesting that a fleet of "graphene oxide-based microbots" might one day swim around everywhere, hoovering up all the chemicals we spew into the world. Read more >>
Blending different metals together produces an alloy, but layering them creates a bimetal that often has unique properties. One such unique property is to let this robot walk indefinitely across the pan without other power sources. Read More >>
Apple is using some crazy metallurgy porn to hawk its new Watch. Beyond the specs, dates and prices, we learnt a lot yesterday about the new smartwatch's base materials and how they've been bent, etched and re-engineered to the firm's will. Read more >
In an attempt to lessen the £1.2m the company loses each year from thieves nicking lumps of its pipework, cabling, roofing and gratings, Thames Water is starting to tag its hardware, so those who nick it can be caught.