Author: Charlie Crowe
I am a graduate researcher in the Keating Group at Pennsylvania State University. My research focuses on studying biological reactions inside of biomimetic systems. I love reading and learning about new scientific developments wherever I can find them!

What’s blacker than black?

There’s a new record holder for the world’s blackest material. Learn about how randomly oriented carbon nanotubes can be used to create a coating darker than anything else ever made!

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Draw your own circuits with liquid metal

Electrical circuits can be drawn, erased, and redrawn with ease on this new material that uses liquid metal particles suspended in a polymer network. Check out how it’s made and its potential uses in flexible electronics!

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Making New Batteries Using Burnt Plants

We use lithium-ion batteries in our electronics every day, but getting the materials to build them isn’t very environmentally friendly. Let’s learn about a new way to recover one of these materials from burnt plants!

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