Material Science

Material Science
New cooling gloves help athletes beat heat
Electronics maker Sharp says it has come up with a new material based on its liquid crystal technology that could help athletes tackle the problem of overheating. It's being used in special gloves that can maintain a safe body temperature, even in hot weather.
Newly developed rubber absorbs almost all light
A Japanese research team including the National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) announced April 24 that it has developed a rubber sheet that absorbs almost 100 percent of light.
Daikin to spend $900m on polymer output for chip equipment
Japan's Daikin Industries will invest 100 billion yen ($896 million) to double its output of fluoropolymers, a material used in semiconductor production equipment, in anticipation of chip demand growing with the spread of 5G communication.