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Pumping iron: A hydrogel actuator with mussel tone

Protein from a small tasty mollusk inspired Michigan Technological University's Bruce P Lee to invent a new type of hydrogel actuator Hydrogels are soft networks of polymers with high water content like jello Because of ... - Read More

Solution to planet-clogging plastics? Fully compostable bioplastic made from shrimp shells used to make objects

Researchers at Harvard's Wyss Institute have developed a method to carry out large scale manufacturing of everyday objects from cell phones to food containers and toys using a fully degradable bioplastic isolated from shrimp shells ... - Read More

Bioinspired, sponge-like shrinking gel steers tooth, tissue formation

A bit of pressure from a new shrinking sponge like gel is all it takes to turn transplanted unspecialized cells into cells that lay down minerals and begin to form teeth The bioinspired gel material ... - Read More

First step towards 'programmable materials': Sheet metal that never rattles

Researchers from Empa and ETH Zurich have succeeded in producing a prototype of a vibration damping material that could change the world of mechanics forever The material of the future is not only able to ... - Read More

New Molecules Doom Proteins with Kiss of Death

Released 3 5 2014 10 00 AM ESTSource Newsroom Cornell University more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Journal of Biological ChemistryMar 6 2014 ITHACA N Y – ... - Read More

Researchers Create Synthetic Version of Heparin for Use in Kidney Patients

Released 2 23 2014 1 00 PM ESTSource Newsroom Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute RPI more news from this source Contact Information Available for logged in reporters only Citations Nature Chemical BiologyFeb 24 2014 Troy N Y ... - Read More

Staying cool in the nanoelectric universe by getting hot

Hot, Hot
As smartphones tablets and other gadgets become smaller and more sophisticated the heat they generate while in use increases This is a growing problem because it can cause the electronics inside the gadgets to fail ... - Read More

Turkeys inspire smartphone-capable early warning system for toxins

System
Some may think of turkeys as good for just lunch meat and holiday meals But bioengineers at the University of California Berkeley saw inspiration in the big birds for a new type of biosensor that ... - Read More

Study: Electric drive vehicles have little impact on US pollutant emissions

A new study from North Carolina State University indicates that even a sharp increase in the use of electric drive passenger vehicles EDVs by 2050 would not significantly reduce emissions of high profile air pollutants ... - Read More

E-whiskers: Highly sensitive tactile sensors developed for robotics and other applications

Applications
From the world of nanotechnology we've gotten electronic skin or e skin and electronic eye implants or e eyes Now we're on the verge of electronic whiskers Researchers with Berkeley Lab and the University of ... - Read More

Bio-inspired robotic device could aid ankle-foot rehabilitation

Rubber
A soft wearable device that mimics the muscles tendons and ligaments of the lower leg could aid in the rehabilitation of patients with ankle foot disorders such as drop foot said Yong Lae Park an ... - Read More

Engineering new properties on ultra-thin nanomaterials: Tool opens door for design of new phases of materials

Physicists have engineered novel magnetic and electronic phases in the ultra thin films of in a specific electronic magnetic material opening the door for researchers to design new classes of material for the next generation ... - Read More

Engineers create light-activated 'curtains'

Light, Light
Forget remote controlled curtains A new development by researchers at the University of California Berkeley could lead to curtains and other materials that move in response to light no batteries needed A research team led ... - Read More

Energy-dense sugar battery created

Battery, sugar
'Sugar is a perfect energy storage compound in nature ' Y H Percival Zhang said 'So it's only logical that we try to harness this natural power in an environmentally friendly way to produce a ... - Read More

Breakthrough technology enables gene silencing to heal wounds

Gene, Gene
A team of researchers led by an NIBIB grantee at Vanderbilt University has created a biodegradable scaffold that enables sustained local delivery of gene silencing factors called siRNA to promote tissue regeneration The team recently ... - Read More

Solar-power device would use heat to enhance efficiency

Heat
A new approach to harvesting solar energy developed by MIT researchers could improve efficiency by using sunlight to heat a high temperature material whose infrared radiation would then be collected by a conventional photovoltaic cell ... - Read More

Biomedical engineer pursues development of five-dimensional imaging technology

Virginia Tech biomedical engineering faculty member Guohua Cao director of the X Ray Systems Laboratory is leading an effort to develop a new type of X ray scanner that is an unprecedented five dimensional technology ... - Read More

Lab-on-a-chip realizes potential

Lab-on-a-chip
A portable instrument that replaces a full size laboratory provides accurate multi element analysis in less than a minute Engineers from the A*STAR Institute of Materials Research and Engineering and colleagues at the University of ... - Read More

Carbon dioxide tamed: Making this ubiquitous gas industrially useful

Using a copper catalyst to unite carbon dioxide with organic molecules under mild conditions could make this ubiquitous gas industrially useful Carbon dioxide has become notorious as a troublesome greenhouse gas produced by burning fossil ... - Read More

Soil microbes alter DNA in response to warming

As scientists forecast the impacts of climate change one missing piece of the puzzle is what will happen to the carbon in the soil and the microbes that control the fate of this carbon as ... - Read More
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