Scientists report the first self healing thermoset elastomer that requires no intervention to induce its repair Self healing polymers mend themselves by reforming broken cross linking bonds However the cross linking healing mechanism usually requires ... - Read More
A nanoparticle shaped like a spiky ball with magnetic properties has been uncovered in a new method of synthesising carbon nanotubes by physicists at Queen Mary University of London and the University of Kent Carbon ... - Read More
A wide range of biologically inspired materials may now be possible by combining protein studies materials science and RNA sequencing according to an international team of researchers Biological methods of synthesizing materials are not new ... - Read More
Clean drinking water is a diminishing natural resource in developing nations and in many industrialised countries VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a simple and inexpensive test kit that detects phenolic compounds in ... - Read More
A simple kitchen sink experiment helped Northwestern University researchers discover that green tea leaves not only can be used to steep a good cup of tea but they make an excellent antibacterial coating too And ... - Read More
Computer simulations conducted at the U S Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab could help scientists make sense of a recently observed and puzzling wrinkle in one of nature's most important chemical ... - Read More
The 3D NanoChemiscope is a miracle of state of the art analysis technology As a further development of well known microscopic and mass spectroscopic methods it maps the physical and chemical surfaces of materials down ... - Read More
A new cost effective polymer membrane can decrease the cost of alkaline batteries and fuel cells by allowing the replacement of expensive platinum catalysts without sacrificing important aspects of performance according to Penn State researchers ... - Read More
Scientists would like to apply the same principles by which baking soda removes food odors from refrigerators or silica powder keeps moisture away from electronic devices to scrub carbon dioxide from the exhaust gases of ... - Read More
For most of us a modern lifestyle without polymers is unthinkable…if only we knew what they were The ordinary hardware store terms we use for them include plastics polyethylene epoxy resins paints adhesives rubber without ... - Read More
Energy consumption is growing rapidly in the 21st century with rising energy costs and sustainability issues greatly impacting the quality of human life Harvesting energy directly from sunlight to generate electricity using photovoltaic technologies is ... - Read More
Multi armed polymers with dual fluorescent and magnetic imaging capabilities boost the resolution of cancer detection tools Molecular probes that selectively latch onto tumor cells and emit imaging signals can detect cancer without invasive procedures ... - Read More
How did life on Earth get started Three new papers co authored by Mike Russell a research scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory Pasadena Calif strengthen the case that Earth's first life began at alkaline ... - Read More
Fluorescent tetrapod nanocrystals could light the way to the future design of stronger polymer nanocomposites A team of researchers with the U S Department of Energy DOE 's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Berkeley Lab has ... - Read More
Researchers at McGill University have discovered a new way to join materials together using ultrasound Ultrasound sound so high it cannot be heard is normally used to smash particles apart in water In a recent ... - Read More
Freiburg researchers develop hydrogels for tissue regeneration that can be fine tuned to fit any body part A new kind of gel that promotes the proper organization of human cells was developed by Prof Prasad ... - Read More
Flame retardants are often extremely harmful to health Despite this they are found in many types of synthetic materials which would otherwise ignite quickly Empa researchers have now succeeded in producing non harmful flame retardants ... - Read More
Thiols are sulfur containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body Characterized by their 'garlicky' smell they also give coffee sweat and the spray of skunks their unique odor Because they are so ... - Read More
A new use for glass is being developed by researchers in Penn State's Materials Research Institute that could make future hybrid electric and plug in electric vehicles more affordable and reliable Thin and flexible glass ... - Read More
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