Graphene running shoes will hit the market next year

December 10, 2017

Running shoes and graphene were made for each other. One is always in search of the latest gimmick and the other has produced some of the most stunning in recent memory. The University of Manchester, long a leading force in research surrounding the one-atom-thick material, has teamed up with British sportswear brand inov-8 to bring graphene to footwear. Unlike most of the research we’ve seen around science’s recent favorite miracle…


In win for Velcro, scientists reveal why your shoelaces come untied

May 29, 2017

When your shoelaces comes untied, the thought that probably pops in your brain is: “Ugh, that’s annoying. Guess I’ll retie my laces now.” But to mechanical engineers, this tedious occurrence represents a scientific black hole. Why do shoelaces shake off their knots, and how? Why is one way of tying a shoelace stronger than the other? SEE ALSO: These steel-like socks could replace your favorite shoes Engineers at the University…