From communication technology to LCD displays: crystals are a hugely important part of modern life. Find out more about them with this article.

From bendy rocks to invisibility cloaks — discover the fascinating maths of materials.

How do you make a stealth aircraft that's invisible to radar? An area of maths called random matrix theory holds the answer.

Fully functioning invisibility cloaks are closer to becoming a reality than you might think. Here's a quick look at the maths and science involved in producing them.

Rock and its use for tools and buildings has shaped human civilisation. Here's an introduction to the maths of rocks.

Why your muesli shakes down in unexpected ways.

Ahmer Wadee explains how to keep tall structures from buckling under their own weight.

Engineer Paul Shepherd explains the famous arch and drops some eggs.

Clever geometry produces materials that shrink when heated.

Remember how hard it was to fold maps? Mathematicians have struggled with map folding problems for ages but a recent insight suggests there might be another way to approach them, making an unlikely connection between combinatorics, origami and engineering.